Prestat pays tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Premium chocolate brand Prestat has paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the company holding a royal warrant from the long-reigning British monarch who died on Thursday, reports Neill Barston.
The company has held a strong association with the royal household, producing a special range of confectionery to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – marking her record 70 years on the throne this year.
Her Majesty was known to have appreciated Prestat chocolate in particular, with the company, which has production facilities in West London (see our previous exclusive video on the business here celebrating her links with the company) producing a special Easter egg for her each year as a special treat.
The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday, with her family flying to Scotland to be with her in her final hours, after a remarkable life of service to the nation. She had been hugely regarded for her contributions as an ambassador for culture and industry, with a number of businesses (including in the snacks sector such as Kent’s Nim’s Fruit Crisps), gaining a Queen’s Award for enterprise.
The Queen is succeeded by King Charles III, whose accession will be confirmed in a ceremony taking place today. Speaking to the nation in a televised address, he said: “I thank you for your love and devotion to our family and the nation.”
Issuing a statement on her death, Prestat said: “Here at Prestat, want to offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and The Nation as we mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“We owe her a debt of gratitude for her 70 years of dedicated service, and the monumental achievement that was her historic reign. We are beyond proud to have had the privilege of working with HM The Queen, a constant source of inspiration for us.
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn Her Majesty’s Passing, but with pride we commit her glorious reign to memory.”
Furthermore Charbonnel et Walker, which also held a Royal Warrant from the Queen, also expressed its condolences.
The company said: “It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect, all Charbonnel et Walker will be closed on Friday 9th September, and website orders will be placed on hold until September 12.”
In addition, businesses from across the confectionery sector also paid tribute to Her Majesty at our World Confectionery Conference, which was successfully held in Brussels yesterday.