Royal Warrant

Having provided water treatment services to Her Majesty the Queen for many years, it was with great pleasure that Aquadition Ltd were notified just before Christmas 2008 that we had been awarded the Royal Warrant.

Aquadition have just been re-awarded the Royal Warrant until 2018, and are very proud to have exhibited at the Coronation Festival in July 2013, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation. For more information visit www.coronationfestival.com

This puts Aquadition in the same league as fellow Royal warrant Holders,  Aston Martin,  Rolls Royce, Twinings and Steinway & Sons to name a few.

For a list of companies currently holding a Royal Warrant click here.

For more information on Royal Warrants click here.

 

History of the Royal Warrant

Over the centuries Royal life and tastes changed. Henry VIII appointed Thomas Hewytt to ‘Serve the Court with Swannes and Cranes’ and ‘all kinds of Wildfowl’. The Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 was largely put together by Royal Tradesmen. Charles II’s 1684 list of Royal tradesmen included a Sword Cutter, an Operator for the Teeth, and a Golf-club Maker. Among the tradesmen supplying the Royal Household in 1789 were a pin maker, a mole taker, a card maker and a rat catcher.

In the late 18th Century Royal tradesmen began displaying the Royal Arms on their premises and stationery. But it was Queen Victoria who ensured that Royal Warrants gained the prestige they enjoy today. During her 64 year reign The Queen and her family granted more than 1,000 Royal Warrants, eight times as many as The Queen’s uncle, King George IV. They included companies such as Fortnum & Mason, Schweppes and Twinings, who still hold Royal Warrants today.

Royal Warrants continue to be a prestigious mark of recognition to those who are regular suppliers of goods and services the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.