If you know of a London native who can expertly — and discreetly — fit a bra, you may want to send that person's name to Queen Elizabeth. The royal matriarch has officially denounced Rigby & Teller, the lingerie boutique that fitted her bras since 1960, after a scandalous tell-all hit the shelves.
Here's how the brassiere-based scandal went down. Last year, Rigby & Teller's director June Kenton published an autobiography. Cheekily named Storm in a D Cup, the book includes details on Kenton's private fittings with Princess Diana, as well as with Queen Elizabeth.
In the book, Kenton shares that the Queen's corgis ran around her feet during bra fittings. Kenton also spoke about private conversations she'd had with the Queen — conversations about her daughter-in-law, nonetheless! — in interviews promoting the book.
And Kenton's salacious tome also revealed that Princess Diana took home posters of lingerie models from Rigby & Teller, then gave them to her sons to pin up on their walls. So, the word overshare doesn't seem vastly unjustified, here ...
After the book was published, Kenton received a notification that Rigby & Teller had been stripped of its royal warrant. “I never thought when I was writing the book that it would upset anyone,” Kenton told People. “I’ve had the royal warrant for so long, I never imagined that this would happen. It’s horrible and a real shock.”
This just goes to show: what happens in the royal boudoir should stay in the royal boudoir. But the Queen has nothing to be embarrassed about, in the end. If we had our druthers, we'd be surrounded by corgis at all times, too.
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