We'd never really stopped to think about it, but the Queen of England can't exactly pop over to the nearest Victoria's Secret and pick up a few bras on the way home from work. Like so many other services, the bras must come to her. For almost six decades, the same company has been coming to the palace to provide bra fittings for the Queen and supply royal underthings as needed. That company is no longer allowed to do so after the former (not current) owner, June Kenton, penned a book. Although the book centers predominantly around the history of the company, it does mention the Queen and her fittings from time to time, though never in any overly descriptive way. That doesn't seem to matter, though.
Interestingly, a fair number of people seem to think the removal of the company's royal warrant is unfair. Not only did the current owner of the company have nothing to do with the book, but the book didn't actually say anything negative or revealing. The most "salacious" part described measuring the Queen while she was half-dressed and in front of her corgis.
But hadn't she sold the company before the book was published? It's not R&B's fault if their former owner can't keep her mouth shut.— Christine Mackenzie (@ceemack29) January 11, 2018
Of course some people felt mentioning the Queen at all was a betrayal of privacy (one person said it amounted to gossiping about what was seen in a dressing room) and a grab for money. The online arguments about a 91-year-old woman's breasts ran deep. We'll spare you the details for now.
So sorry to hear this has gone tits up Ma'am.— 😜😳🙄Gareth😜😳🙄 (@ooooooohmatron) January 11, 2018
The warrant was lifted, and they separated.— LibT.A.R.D.I.S.🇺🇸❄️ (@dinnerbeans) January 11, 2018
will the company go bust! will they support each other through it all. ;-) Seriously though, I think the ex-owner used to comment on royal documentary's and I always felt thatdue to the nature of their work they should have been more discreet! *Queue rush of salles for her book!*— Paul Ratcliffe (@pdratcliffe) January 11, 2018
No word yet on who the new royal bra-fitters will be, but we'll be sure to keep you abreast of the situation. No, we're not even a little bit sorry for that pun.