By Royal Appointment: Merci Maman Met The Queen!

There has been a lot of excitement in the Merci Maman studio recently, with two royal appointments and a very British summer party!

A Royal Seal Of Approval!

After accepting The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017, our founders, Beatrice and Arnaud, were invited to Buckingham Palace!

They attended a reception hosted by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, where they were able to tell them more about the story of our brand and celebrate this achievement!merci-maman-queens-award-2017-summer

Accepting this award is a huge milestone for Merci Maman as a business. From a kitchen table idea that has turned into to a £3m-turnover business recognised by The Queen for its achievements in International Trade!

The Deputy Lieutenant visits Merci Maman!

On Friday 14th July, Kevin McGrath, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, visited our studio to present us with the official Queen’s Award! It felt very special to have family, friends and staff come together to celebrate this success and also to help us unveil our brand-new office (more details on this later!).

The Deputy Lieutenant presented the award on behalf of The Queen and gave a speech detailing the values and journey of Merci Maman…we would be lying if we said there weren’t a few tears!merci-maman-queens-award-2017

Party Time!

All of this excitement called for a Merci Maman summer party – with a royal twist of course!

From a ‘Make Your Own Crown’ station to a Royal Photo Booth, Pimms and British snacks, we started the evening with fantastic costumes and lots of laughs.

Our royal carriage awaited in the form of a vintage London bus and we were whisked away to collect Beatrice and Arnaud from Buckingham Palace!


A royal quiz and a few bottles of champagne later, we were ready for an evening of dinner, singing and dancing at Piano Works! You can take a look at our Instastory from the evening below!

It’s been an incredibly special time for all of us at Merci Maman and we are very excited for everything that the future holds – with a new collection launching this Summer and more exciting news to come!