Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden
The title “Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden” is a personal and rare title. The Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf considers that recipients of this honour “represent a tradition of craftwork and industry of which I frequently have reason to be proud”.*
King Carl XVI Gustaf has so far issued about 130 royal warrants. The holders are all representatives of Swedish companies and they come from a wide variety of enterprises. Many are based in rural areas. Many are small. Some are well known, others are new acquaintances. They all share a desire to supply high-quality products and services.
The current Purveyors to the Royal Court of Sweden include a bicycle manufacturer, a painting restorer, a flag factory, a shoemaker and several furniture and furnishing companies, coffee producers and food companies. *From the book Kunglig Hovleverantör, 2011
The issuing of royal warrants is restricted and they can only be granted by H.M. the King. Only a few of the applications received each year by the Office of the Treasurer of the Court are approved for the title of Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden. Orders must originate from the Royal Court, which naturally pays for the goods or service. Swedish royal warrants are only granted to companies that supply goods or services to the Royal Family. The award is evidence of satisfaction, and is usually only granted after a long period of service.
To be eligible for the title of Purveyor to the Royal Court the company must have been in business for at least five years and have managed its finances in an irreproachable manner.