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By appointment to his majesty

16 November 2007

BRUSSELS – King’s Day is traditionally the day on which the Royal Court publishes a new list of suppliers that hold the royal warrant. New companies on the list include Canon Belgium and BMW in Bornem (Anwterp province). To be considered for the Royal Warrant, a business has to apply to the Comptroller of the Civil List.

Only companies or individuals who have offered good service to the royal household for a minimum of five years can be granted the Royal Warrant.

The Palace makes the final decision on any changes to the list of those accredited. Once granted the Royal Warrant, a company or individual is entitled to display the Royal Crest, followed by the phrase “By Appointment to the Belgian Royal Court”, in one or more of Belgium’s three national languages.

No other royal symbol may by used and the use of the Royal Crest, e.g. in letterheads, must by done tastefully and with discretion.

The Royal Warrant is granted for a period of five years and can be revoked at any time.

The newcomers
The tanner Francis Dekelver from Vorst in Greater Brussels now holds the Royal Warrant as does the gift and home decoration shop Easy Living in Etterbeek (also Greater Brussels). The other Brussels companies that have been added to the list are the security systems firm Etac, Nikon Belux and the Evere-based tailor Pierre Legrand.

Meanwhile, in Antwerp Province, the lighting company Crolux from Vremde and the textile wholesaler Buvetex from Mechelen now hold the Royal Warrant.

Elsewhere, the home furnishing and decoration store Flamant from Geraardsbergen is the only new East Flemish company on the list.

A total of three companies have lost their Royal Warrant.

[Copyright Flanders news 2007]

Subject: Belgian news