Our Royal Warrant

Hare and Humphreys were granted the Royal Warrant as high quality, decorators and gilders specialising in historic buildings and projects requiring the best workmanship.

Our company’s commitment to excellence, in both training and production was rewarded when we were granted the Royal Warrant as “gilders and decorators” by appointment to HM Queen Elizabeth 11 in 2001. The Royal Warrant was awarded for the work that H&H completed on the restoration and decoration of Windsor Castle.

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and has been inhabited continuously for about 1000 years. The major fire that occured in November 1992 destroyed nine principal rooms and damaged over 100 additional rooms that together covered some 20% of the total floor area.

The restoration of the castle took five years and was the greatest historic building project to have been undertaken in this country in the twentieth century.

Our expertise as gilders and fine decorators was required again in connection with the Royal Household when we were proud to be asked to research, design and complete major art and gilding work on the development and completion of the Royal Barge Gloriana which sailed in the Thames River Pagent in June 2012.