Thursday, 26 March 2020

Non-Royal Toothpaste

I've been using Maclean's toothpaste for years.

Apparently it was introduced into United Kingdom in the 1930s by the Maclean's Company, which was subsequently taken over by the Beecham Group, and eventually by SKB.

Yesterday I bought a new tube of Maclean's and almost immediately noticed that the royal warrant was missing.

This warrant was a conspicuous likeness of the Prince of Wales' feathers, surmounted by the legend: By Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales, Suppliers of Toothpaste, GSK Consumer Healthcare. Brentford, Middlesex.

Evidently another concoction is used to clean the royal gnashers now! 


Gordon Dudgeon said...

In your last line, I take it you mean used and not sued ?Auto correct no doubt.

Timothy Belmont said...

I inserted that in order to keep readers on their toes (!)

Gareth Gibbs said...

I too noticed the ‘By Appointment’ warrant was missing from my toothpaste tube. Why us this?

Timothy Belmont said...

I do not know. Perhaps Prince Charles no longer uses that brand in his household.