It should come as no surprise that there are a lot of rules and traditions to follow when it comes to the royal family, from what clothing you should wear to what color your nails should be. But some rules have proven to be more difficult to adhere to. Case in point — the “don’t reveal secrets or sensitive information about the royal family to outsiders” regulation that the Queen’s recently fired bra-fitter apparently couldn’t follow.
Rigby & Peller, a luxury underwear company based in London, has held a royal warrant to be the Queen’s royal corsetiere since 1960, according to the BBC. That warrant has just been withdrawn thanks to a book written by June Kenton, owner of Rigby & Peller and bra-fitter to members of the royal family including the Queen, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret since the early 1980s. The book, called Storm in a D-Cup, is an autobiography, but it apparently revealed details that Buckingham Palace wasn’t too pleased with.
The tome was published back in March 2017, but Kenton explains that six months ago she was told that the royal family didn’t like the book and believed she should no longer have the exclusive warrant for her services. She told BBC, “I’m very sad Buckingham Palace took exception to the story — it’s a kind and gentle story about what went on in my life. I only ever said I went there, not what happened. I have never, ever spoken about what I do there with her, or the Queen Mother or Princess Margaret.” Kenton is known for her “what happens in the changing room stays in the changing room” mantra, making this royal decision that much more difficult for the legend. She also maintains that if she’d thought the royal family wouldn’t like the book, she never would have published it. In her words, she “can’t fight with Buckingham Palace and [she] wouldn’t want to, but it’s hard.”
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