Queen Elizabeth's official bra-fitter loses job thanks to tell-all book

Queen Elizabeth's official bra-fitter loses job thanks to tell-all book

Queen Elizabeth's official bra-fitter loses job thanks to tell-all book

Rigby & Peller, the luxury brand that created lingerie for the Queen, has lost its royal warrant after former owner published a book featuring details about royal fittings.

June Kenton's autobiography, Storm in a D Cup, published past year, told of her experiences of fitting bras for the Queen.

Kenton, who was informed of the decision six months ago, is upset, but she's not alone.

"I never ever thought when I was writing the book that it would upset anyone", she told the Telegraph.

Rigby & Peller now trades from nine stores across the United Kingdom, as well as online.

The book came out in March of a year ago, but now Her Majesty has responded definitively (if not swiftly) by revoking the lingerie supplier's royal warrant. One of the most intimate reveals in the memoir is June's description of fitting the half-dressed Queen while the monarch was surrounded by her corgis.

Mrs Kenton detailed how Diana came for bra fittings, ordered Israeli-designed swimsuits and accepted posters of models in lingerie and swimwear for her sons, William and Harry, to put up in their studies at Eton.

Kenton, from Bushey in Hertfordshire, bought Rigby & Peller with her husband in 1982 for £20,000, before selling a majority stake in 2011 for £8m, although she remains on the board.

Insisting it was a sweet story of a corsetiere, Mrs Kenton said: "I probably should have submitted it to them but I didn't think anything would be required". She was surprised at the response as, in her mind, "The book doesn't contain anything naughty".

'This is hard for me to say, but I don't want her to go with this, ' she said.

She insists her autobiography not a tell-all book, and said she even sent a copy to Buckingham Palace when the book was published a year ago.

The company has held a royal warrant since in 1960.

Buckingham Palace, meanwhile, told the Express that it would "never comment on individual companies".

Her book goes into detail about private fittings with the Queen, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lady Diana.

The 82-year-old Kenton says losing the warrant "absolutely killed" her and that she regrets "not being wise enough" to omit mention of the royals in her autobiography.

The book detailed his time as a butler to Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire and his move to Diana's staff after their divorce.

"However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients".

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