WHAT IS THE ROYAL WARRANT?
A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement. The symbol of the Royal Warrant represents a company that has achieved the highest standards of service, quality, and excellence.
WARRANT HOLDER TO HRH
Benson & Clegg is a proud holder of the Royal Warrant to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, an honor we have held since 1992.
From earliest times the King and court, like any other household, required goods and services — from making garments to creating fine jewelry. Competition for Royal favor was intense and the monarch had the pick of the country's most proficient tradespeople. The earliest surviving record of this Royal approval dates from 1155 when Henry II granted the Weavers' Company a Royal Charter. By the 15th Century the Lord Chamberlain formally appointed Royal tradesmen with a Royal Warrant of Appointment — a practice that continues today. In the 18th Century Royal tradesman began displaying the Royal Arms on their premises and stationery. During Queen Victoria's 64-year reign more than 1,000 Warrants were granted. Today there are around 800 Royal Warrant holders representing a huge cross-section of trade and industry. They range from individuals practicing traditional crafts to large organizations operating at the cutting edge of technology. We all share a commitment to the highest standards of quality and service.