What does our Liz love?
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Queen Elizabeth II has just turned 91 and her standards are still as high as ever. She knows what she likes and what she doesn’t – she has categorically banned this from her kitchen, and she still hires someone to break in her new shoes for her. The blister-less dream.
So when we found out which beauty products got the royal nod, we were not surprised. The monarchy offer a royal warrant to the brands that they know and love, and it is only given to those who offer their products or services directly to the royal family as an endorsement. Consequently they can use the Royal Arms on their products, making it a literal stamp of approval.
It’s a very rare honour that many brands can only dream of – although, perhaps not if you’re a fashion brand avoiding the ‘Kate Middleton effect’…
Let’s take a look at the beauty bits that the Queen herself is keen on.
Marilyn Monroe may have famously expressed her love for Yardley’s Lavender, but she’s wasn’t alone in her love for the British brand. It is also endorsed by the Queen herself. Apparently the royal household is stocked up with Yardley soaps and hand washes, ensuring that guests and residents alike are suitably scented.
The classic beauty brand is adored by Her Majesty, who often opts for Elizabeth Arden products to create her bold lip. She has been papped topping up her lippy at events several times, and the brand has proved to be a royal favourite since being endorsed in 1962.
The British brand is known for its quality toiletries, from deliciously scented bath and shower gels to their beautifully boxed gift sets. They usually appear in top hotels and it seems their gorgeous products have not gone unnoticed by the Queen.
How does one keep their hands in tip top condition when living in Buckingham Palace? With a generous helping of Clarins moisturising hand cream, of course. Only the best for our Liz.
This perfumer actually gets two stamps of approval – one from the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip, and the other from the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles. They’re also rumoured to be behind Kate Middleton’s go-to scent.
J. Floris London
Both the Queen and Prince Charles endorse this British brand, which happens to be the oldest independent family-run perfumer in the world. Luxury scents worth their salt, we’d say.
The pharmaceutical health and beauty retailer carries Queen Elizabeth’s stamp and although you probably won’t spot her at your local Boots, we secretly hope she gets just as excited as we do when we get a leaflet with triple points coupons.
Well now we know which shops we are headed to on payday…