The brands that must change their labels due to the death of Elizabeth II
Important brands such as Heinz, Nestlé, Coca Cola or Martini must change their labeling as they are creditors of the Royal Warrant of Appointment.
The consequences of the death of Elizabeth II are varied and numerous. The most immediate, obviously, is the investiture of Charles III as the new monarch of the United Kingdom.
However, the news of the sovereign’s death has also produced changes at the commercial level. From now on, more than 600 brands of all kinds must change their labeling, of which 118 are from the food sector. The reason why the packaging of all of them will have a new image is due to their condition as creditors of the Royal Warrant of Appointment, which is a royal authorisation as a supplier of the British Royal House, granted by the monarch.
The warrant is a concession from the highest members of the Royal Family to companies that provide products and services to individuals in the family. The order allows the provider to advertise the fact that they provide the royal family. It is granted for a maximum of five years as a mark of recognition for the work of supplying goods and services to the Royal House.
This association is not part of the British Royal Family, but its only task is to advise members and help with the correct interpretation and application of the Lord Chamberlain’s Rules which govern the royal charter. The only people in the UK 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 have to change their labeling are Johnnie Walker, Heinz, Coca Cola, Martini, Nestlé, Waitrose, Twinings, Selfridges, Bollinger, Fortnum & Mason, Bidfood, Cadbury, Premier Foods, Unilever, British Sugar, Britvic, Dubonnet, Gordon’s, and Pimm’s.
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