The consequences of the death of Elizabeth II are diverse and numerous. The most immediate, of course, is the investiture of Charles III as the new monarch of the United Kingdom.
However, the news of the death of the ruler also produced changes at the commercial level. Now, more than 600 brands of all kinds must change their labeling, of which 118 are from the food sector. The reason why everyone’s packaging will have a new image is due to their condition as creditors of the Royal Warrant of Appointmentwhich is a royal authorization as a supplier to the British Royal Household, granted by the monarch.
The mandate is a concession from the highest members of the royal family to companies that provide products and services to family members. The order allows the supplier to advertise the fact that they are supplying the royal family. It is granted for a maximum of five years in recognition of work in providing goods and services to the Royal Household.
This association is not part of the British Royal Family, but its sole task is to advise members and assist in the correct interpretation and application of the Lord Chamberlain’s Rules which govern the Royal Charter. The only people in the British monarchy who could grant royal charters were Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh alongside the current monarch, Charles III.
Some of the brands that will need to change their labeling are Johnnie Walker, Heinz, Coca Cola, Martini, NestleWaitrose, Twinings, Selfridges, Bollinger, Fortnum & Mason, Bidfood, Cadbury, Premier Foods, Unilever, British Sugar, Britvic, Dubonnet, Gordon’s and Pimm’s.
First image of Elizabeth II’s headstone in Windsor
The official Twitter account of the British royal family has published the first image of the tombstone of the monarch, located in the chapel of Saint-Georges at Windsor Castle. Visitors will be able to pay their respects when Windsor Castle reopens on September 29. His funeral was attended by two thousand people, royal houses, heads of state, presidents and many more.