We must admit that we are rather looking forward to a day of nationwide celebrations and good cheer! We’ve decorated our boutique windows, have the finger sandwiches and cakes at the ready and look forward to toasting the Royal couple on Friday.
Our connection with the Royal family began when William Penhaligon, our founder, became the Court Barber to Queen Victoria. In the early 1900s, Queen Alexandra, the Consort of King Edward VII granted us her royal seal of approval.
Today, we are the proud holders of two Royal Warrants; granted by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (granted in 1956) and HRH The Prince of Wales (granted in 1988). Royal Warrants are reviewed every four years by the grantees and so we feel very priveledged to hold such long-standing warrants.
We hope you’ll join us in toasting HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday and wishing them a very happy future together.
With only two days left until the big day, most of London seems to be buzzing with anticipation; Regent Street is now swathed with Union Jacks, and plans for street parties and celebrations are being discussed wherever we go.