Queen's bra-fitter regrets revealing book

  • Queen's bra-fitter regrets revealing book

Queen's bra-fitter regrets revealing book

June Kenton, 82, who is still on the board of the company, published her memoirs entitled "Storm in a D-Cup" past year but said there was "nothing" in it that should have caused offence to the royals.

It was withdrawn after June Kenton, who fitted bras for the Queen, released a book called "Storm in a D-Cup".

In a statement, Rigby & Peller said it was deeply saddened by the decision, without elaborating on the cause.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

Mrs Kenton bought the lingerie company with her husband in 1982 for £20,000 (US$27,000) before selling a majority stake in 2011 for £8 million (US$10.8 million).

It was revealed on Tuesday her company lost the royal warrant that it had held since 1960 because she wrote about fitting the Queen, detailing she was half-dressed at the time and that the fitting was carried out in front of her dogs.

Russell Tanquay, director of warrants at the Royal Warrant Holders Association, confirmed the news in an interview with the Daily Express earlier this week.

Rigby & Peller said: "The royal household warrants committee has chose to cancel the royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs June Kenton".

She went on: "I've been honourable throughout my life - it's unbelievable they don't like the book, there's nothing in it that they could remotely be upset about. I gave her posters of models in lingerie and swimwear for them to put up in their studies at Eton".

"I only ever said I went there, not what happened".

While the company has held the United Kingdom royal warrant since 1960, she only took over the role in the 1980s.

Kenton, 82, also claimed that the Queen Mum once confided in her that she would only "pretend to listen" to her daughter, Princess Margaret, whenever Margaret would offer her mother style advice about hats.

Hard to confirm which tidbit the Queen found most irritating, but it's easy to assume that she was-like many women would be-troubled by her bra fitter writing a book that included her, no matter how non-naughty the information might be. While a palace spokesperson said that the reason was because of "significant decline in the trading relationship" between the Duke of Edinburgh and the iconic store, it was rumoured that the royal was angered by allegations made by owner Mohamed al Fayed who claimed that the monarchy has caused the 1997 Paris vehicle crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales and his son, Dodi.