Several drinks companies and retailers have been recognised, as the King and Queen grant the first royal warrants of their reign.

Retailers Waitrose, Corney & Barrow, Berry Bros & Rudd and Fortnum & Mason are among the first royal warrant holders announced by King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Drinks producers including Champagne Laurent-Perrier, Camel Valley English wine and Laphroaig Scotch whisky also made the list.

The grants were made to companies drawn from those previously holding a royal warrant of appointment to His Majesty as Prince of Wales, who began granting warrants in 1980.

After a review, some 145 companies were granted a royal warrant of appointment to HM the King.  Of these, seven companies were also granted a royal warrant of appointment to HM the Queen, including Camel Valley.

“Companies that held a single Queen Elizabeth II royal warrant are being reviewed for new royal warrants and successful applicants will be informed later in the year,” the Royal Warrant Holders Association said.

Warrants are granted to people or companies who regularly supply goods or services to the relevant royal households, but are not intended to imply any exclusivity or an endorsement of quality.

Those receiving a royal warrant are allowed to display the relevant coat of arms and the nature of the goods or services to which the warrant applies.

Royal warrants were reviewed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.