PURVEYOR TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF DENMARK

With the motto “God’s help, the love of The People, Denmark’s strength”, Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark has been the head of state of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland through a half century.

On the 14th of January 2022, we join the kingdom in celebrating the 50 year anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne. 

We also mark the anniversary with a grateful reflection of our valued collaboration throughout the years. 

 © Photo: to the left Keld Navntoft / Ritzau Scanpix, to the right Tim Kildeborg Jensen/ Ritzau Scanpix

 

PURVEYOR TO THE ROYAL DANISH COURT

While Randers Handskefabrik has been providing gloves and leather goods to the Royal Household for centuries, the company was given the official title 'Purveyor to the Royal Danish Court' in year 2000 on the day of the HM The Queen's 60th birthday. The title was given in the category 'Leather goods / Accessories' and beautifully signified and marked a centuries-long relationship with the Royal House.

The appointment as a "Purveyor to Her Majesty" - known as the Royal Warrant - gives the holder permission to use the designation and an image of the crown along with the company’s name on signs, letterhead, packaging and labels. The designation is conferred by HM The Queen, and there are 102 holders of the Royal Warrant. 

© Photo: to the left Kongehuset, to the right Keld Navntoft/ Ritzau Scanpix

 

We do not know the exact date of the first Royal encounter, but we know that the French Queen Marie Antoinette (1755- 1793) requested the Danish Royal Court to have shipped gloves from Randers. Allegedly because of the way they made her hands feel soft and smooth, but also because of the recognisable aroma from the Kalmus flower. 

The Danish Princess Dagmar (1847 - 1928) loved gloves from Randers too, and even continued purchasing the gloves after she became Zarina of Russia. 

Today, we glove the hands of the entire Danish Royal Family, including the new generation; HRH The Crown Prince and HRH The Crown Princess. 

Additionally, we provide the gloves for the Royal Lifeguard, the Queens Officers, Chauffeurs and the Royal Stables.

 

THE GLOVES FOR THE ROYAL HOUSE