BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT
BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT
Asprey has a long and established relationship with British royalty dating back to the 1800s when Queen Victoria awarded the first Royal Warrant.
Since then, Asprey has held a Royal Warrant for every British monarch and several other foreign heads of state.
Queen Victoria awarded Asprey their first Royal Warrant in 1862 for Dressing Cases, Travelling Bags, and Writing Cases. In 1889 Asprey was granted a Royal Warrant from the Prince of Wales who was later to become King Edward VII. He was so pleased with a monogram Asprey designed for him, he tried to put it on all the pillar boxes in the country.
King Edward VII remained an important and enthusiastic customer up until his death. At the time of his funeral an Asprey member of staff remembered "Practically all the ruling heads of Europe were there, and many of them came to Asprey, you might see three or four in the shop at one time."
In the first year of his reign, King George V awarded Asprey with a royal warrant in 1911, as Trunk Makers. Asprey held this warrant until King George's death in 1936.
In 1920 the Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Edward awarded Asprey with a royal warrant as Silversmiths. Asprey held this warrant until 1940, after Prince Edward abdicated the throne.
In 1925 HM Queen Mary commissioned a pearl necklace, which was later given to HRH Princess Margaret on her 18th birthday in 1948.
In the fourth year of his reign, King George VI was the first of the British monarchs to give Asprey a royal warrant as Jewellers, as well as Silversmiths, in 1940.
Asprey held a Royal Warrant for Queen Elizabeth II as Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths.
In 1953 it was the coronation of the current monarch, Elizabeth II to which Asprey paid homage with the Asprey Coronation Year Gold Collection. This featured a dessert, coffee and liqueur service in 18-carat gold and weighed almost 27 pounds. In April 1953 it went on show in the New Bond Street store and subsequently toured the United States.
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother awarded Asprey with a Royal Warrant as Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths. Asprey held the warrant until her death in 2002.
The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles gave Asprey a Royal Warrant as Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths. Asprey continues to hold this Royal Warrant today.