YORKSHIRE tea and coffee merchant Taylors of Harrogate has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment.
The Warrant was granted by the Prince of Wales in recognition that Taylors has supplied Clarence House, his official London residence, with teas and coffees for more than five years.
Warrant Holders to The Prince of Wales must also demonstrate a commitment to looking after the environment and developing sustainability.
The dedication Taylors of Harrogate has shown for its local community recycling initiatives, support of sustainable farming and long-term Trees for Life appeal was also rewarded in 2001 and 2007 when the business received the Queen's Award for Sustainable Development.
There are around 850 Royal Warrant Holders representing a cross-section of trade and industry from traditional craftspeople to global and multinational firms who supply goods to the Royal Household.
Warrant Holders may use the words "By Appointment" and display the Royal Coat of Arms on products, stationery, advertising and vehicles.
Brand Manager for Taylors of Harrogate Tea, Karen Sheiff said: "Royal Warrants have always been regarded as demonstrating the highest standards of service and excellence.
"We're absolutely delighted that we have received such prestigious recognition for our commitment to blending the finest teas and coffees from around the world."
Taylors of Harrogate is a sister company to Bettys which has tea rooms in Harrogate, York, Northallerton and Ilkley.