King Charles strips Queen’s favorite butcher of a royal warrant after 40 years

The late Queen’s preferred Balmoral butcher has been stripped of its royal warrant by her son, the King.

John Sinclair, co-owner of HM Sheridan, has been supplying the Royal Family with meat for close to 40 years. Despite previously being the proud owner of two Royal warrants, one may now have been plucked from him because his beef is not organic.

Some 184 warrants were reviewed as part of a major review carried out by the Royal family. Those being looked at included one given out by King Charles when he was the Prince of Wales.

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The businesses were told to reapply and this weekend, 145 were informed they had retained theirs. While it is assumed that some of the businesses didn’t reapply, according to the Mail on Sunday, at least eight businesses are known to have not had theirs returned to them.

King Charles gave the original warrant when he was the Prince of Wales (file)
King Charles gave the original warrant when he was the Prince of Wales (file)

His shop received an order from the Queen just days before she died, but now it seems it is gone.

Speaking to the outlet, John said: “We’re disappointed that we no longer have the warrant. Obviously, we didn’t meet the criteria, but I don’t know why. I’ll be asking a question about that.

“Maybe it’s because we’re not fully organic. It’s a job getting organic meat to this part of the country – we’re in the middle of nowhere up here.”

Royal warrants help businesses with their advertising (file)
Royal warrants help businesses with their advertising (file)

HM Sheridan also holds a warrant issued by the late Queen, with a separate review set to be carried out of 600 that she issued.

Vauxhall Motors has also lost its warrant, but it has not renewed it because it said that it’s cars hadn’t been used by the family for some time and felt it would not be appropriate.

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