Food and beverage brands such as Heinz, Twinings, Gordon’s, Bollinger and others had to revoke royal orders for their products and redesign to suit the new monarch, King Charles III.
Heinz was forced to redesign his iconic ketchup bottle after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The soy sauce maker is among 800 food and beverage brands now required to remove their Royal Warrants from products.
Iconic items from Heinz ketchup, Twinings tea and Bollinger champagne to stores like Fortnum & Mason and Waitrose should take the coveted late king’s crest proudly and display it prominently on their packaging or in store entrances.
A royal warrant is a document that allows companies to use the royal insignia on products and marketing in exchange for the supply of goods and services to the royal family.
The distinctive image of the royal coat of arms features an English lion, a Scottish unicorn and a shield of four, followed by the words “with the designation of Her Majesty the Queen”.
In the case of Heinz Ketchup, this symbol is placed on the top and front of bottles sold in the UK.
According to the Royal Warrant Holders Association (RWHA), the warrants expire when the Queen dies.
The token must now be removed and returned to King Charles III. apply and prove that the royal household uses its products regularly.
About 30 royal warrants are issued each year and the same number is withdrawn.
RWHA says: “Among other things, applicants must also demonstrate that they have appropriate environmental and sustainability policies and action plans.”
Food and beverage brands and companies that have received orders from the late Queen Elizabeth II include Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Premier Foods, Unilever, British Sugar, Britvic, Martini, Dubonnet, Johnnie Walker, The Famous Grouse-Owner Matthew Gloag & Son, Gordon and Pimms.
Some 620 companies, including Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, Barbour, Burberry, Boots, Clarins, Molton Brown, Hunter and Mappin & Webb, that have received orders from Her Majesty The Queen have two years to discontinue products bearing the Royal Coat of Arms. to let weapons.
The Royal Warrant Holders’ Association said they could appeal to the new king again but had to demonstrate that they had “regularly and continuously supplied products or services to the royal household for at least five of the last seven years”.
The UK is currently in the midst of 12 days of mourning ahead of the Queen’s State Funeral, which will take place on Monday 19 September and has been declared a public holiday.
The government said it would allow people, businesses and other organizations to pay respects to His Majesty on the last day of national mourning.
This holiday is treated in the same way as any other public holiday and the employee is not legally entitled to it because the employer may include a public holiday in the employee’s vacation entitlement.