Succession of the Throne
On Sunday the 14th of January 2024, HM Queen Margrethe stepped down as Queen of Denmark, after 52 years, and handed over the throne to HRH Crown Prince Frederik.
At RHANDERS we are honoured and thankful for having served the Queen and her Royal Household. She has ignited our everlasting quest for conquering the highest levels of art and craftsmanship, rooted in cultural meaning and responsibility. We are forever grateful to the Queen for being a guiding star and inspiration to us - and look forward to continuing the purposeful collaboration.
At the same time, we congratulate the new King Frederik the 10th and HM Queen Mary on assuming the Danish Throne. We are excited to continue centuries’ tradition of gloving the Throne. We will do our uttermost in serving and holding the hands of the new generation.
To mark the celebrations, RHANDERS crafted the following custom-made products:
· a pair of the warmest Helena mittens for HM Queen Margrethe with exclusive merino lining and the Queen’s monogram
· a special made Cecilia Bag with a matching pair of the iconic Cecilia gloves in the colour camel for HM Queen Mary
· a pair of the storied Christopher for HM King Frederik the 10th to match the hands of his Queen Mary
© Photo: Hasse Nielsen
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 and we value our 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.
Additionally, we provide the gloves for the Royal Lifeguard, the Queens Officers, Chauffeurs and the Royal Stables.
THE GLOVES FOR THE ROYAL HOUSE