One of Queen Elizabeth's lingerie suppliers have lost their royal warrant after revelations were made in a book.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Underwear firm Rigby & Peller have admitted they are "deeply saddened" by the decision to remove the title, which it held since 1960, but have opted against "elaborating further" about the announcement to "respect" the 91-year-old monarch.

They said in a statement: "The royal household warrants committee has decided to cancel the royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs June Kenton.

"Rigby & Peller is deeply saddened by this decision and is not able to elaborate further on the cancellation out of respect for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Warrant Holders Association.

"However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients."

While the reason for the removal has not been confirmed by Buckingham Palace, it comes after director June Kenton's book 'Storm in a D Cup' was published last year, in which she discusses her first meeting with the queen.

Following the royal warrant removal, the 82-year-old businesswoman told BBC News: "I had a letter, nothing else, just to say that the royal warrant was being withdrawn because they didn't like what I had said in the book.

"I've never spoken about any customer who I fit in the fitting room, let alone the queen.

"I'm upset. I can't be angry. I can't be angry with anything to do with Buckingham Palace. I'm just upset that it happened."

June and her husband Harold purchased Rigby & Peller for £20,000 in 1982, and they sold a majority stake in the company for £8 million in 2011.

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