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In Honor of the Queen's Birthday, 5 Royal Family-Approved Beauty Brands


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When the British monarchy falls in love, they make it official...quite literally. A royal warrant is an endorsement granted to companies and tradespeople who supply the royal family with goods and services. Here are five beauty brands that have been bestowed with the rare honor.

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1 Clarins

This moisture-intensive hand cream is reported to be a royal staple at Buckingham Palace, the family's primary residence. File under: Ways To Make Your Medicine Cabinet More Regal.

Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, $30; clarins.co.uk.

2 Yardley London

The royal household keeps location-specific Yardley soaps and hand washes at each royal locale. Their luxe soaps are even offered to private guests at Windsor Castle, which happens to be next door to the brand's office. No wonder they've got multiple royal warrants under their belt.

Moisturizing Bar in English Lavender, $3; yardleylondon.co.uk.

3 Elizabeth Arden

We can only hope to rock a bold lip as well as Her Majesty, who's often spotted giving her pout a touch-up at events, does at 91. And it's no secret that she favors Elizabeth Arden, as the brand has upheld their warrant since 1962.  While no one can nail down her favorite shade, the Queen is known to gravitate toward deep reds and punchy pinks.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Door Red, $25; elizabetharden.com.

4 Penhaligon's

Rumor has it that this citrusy bouquet of hyacinth and rose is Duchess Kate's signature scent. And the patriarchs of the family are super fans, too. The Royal Horse Guard has been known to pick up Prince Charles and Prince Phillips' colognes and shaving kits directly from the brand's Burlington Arcade boutique.  

Penhaligon's Bluebell Eau de Toilette, $132; penhaligons.com.

5 Floris London

The family-owned perfumer earned its first warrant from King George IV in 1820, making it one of the oldest existing holders of the honor. Today, the brand caters to the Queen and the Prince of Wales. They can't confirm the reigning monarch's go-to, but our bet is on White Rose: an elegant mix of iris, jasmine, and her favorite flower, the carnation. 

Floris London White Rose Eau de Toilette, $135; florislondon.com

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