Waitrose is to be awarded, with effect from 1 January 2011, a Royal Warrant as Grocer and Wine & Spirit Merchants to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years and where an excellent service is provided.
Waitrose already holds a Royal Warrant as Grocer and Wine & Spirit Merchants to Her Majesty The Queen. It also held a Royal Warrant as Grocers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1994-2007.
In 1928 Waitrose was awarded a Royal Warrant by King George V to supply groceries and cleaning materials. The Windsor branch was awarded the warrant because it supplied Queen Mary with her favourite honey soap.
Mark Price, Managing Director of Waitrose, said: “To hold two Royal Warrants is a huge honour and I know how pleased and proud everyone at Waitrose will be when they hear the news of this award by His Royal Highness.”