1. ITV Report

Lingerie firm Rigby & Peller stripped of royal warrant

The company which supplied lingerie to the Queen has lost its royal warrant after the firm's director wrote a book revealing details of her work with the royal family.

Rigby & Peller had held the royal warrant since 1960, but confirmed it was deeply saddened by the Royal Household Warrants Committee's decision to cancel it.

June Kenton, director of the London-based firm, published 'Storm In A D Cup' in March last year. It is not clear if the two events are linked.

Mrs Kenton regularly visited Buckingham Palace and served members of the royal family, including the Queen, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, and her autobiography provided some detail about her working relationship with them.

The Royal Household Warrants Committee has decided to cancel the royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs June Kenton. Rigby & Peller is deeply saddened by this decision and is not able to elaborate further on the cancellation out of respect for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Warrant Holders Association. However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients.

– Rigby & Peller