Posted 22 July 2013 - 19:11
Conid needs to send the new king some pens or invite him to tour the plant. Don't know if a royal endorsement means much in modern Belgium though.
Any thoughts Fountainbel?
I'm not Fountainbel, but I'd thought I would respond anyway
The King of the Belgians does award royal warrants of appointment like the British royal family does, but I don't know how much cachet they carry in Belgium. In Britain they are highly coveted and can add a huge amount of prestige to a company as well as a lot of free advertising.
Parker actually has two royal warrants, one to HM The Queen and the other to HRH The Prince of Wales. Parker used to display their warrants more often on advertisements and the packaging of their higher-end pens like the Duofold, but you don't see them as often. Perhaps they have lost their cachet or it could be a result of the closure of their Newhaven, UK factory 3 years ago.
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