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The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted with her voice notes in a map of Smythson or Bond Street while taking part in the & # 39; Back to Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Wisley in Surrey today.
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The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted with her voice notes in a map of Smythson or Bond Street while taking part in the & # 39; Back to Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Wisley in Surrey today.

And it seems that the chic, typically British brand, founded in 1887, Frank Smythson, has become the favorite name for stationary and accessories for royals.

Just a month ago, the Duchess of Sussex sent personalized thanks to the contributors of British Vogue in the form of a personalized black leather notebook engraved with & # 39; forces for change & # 39 ;.

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted with her voice notes in a map of Smythson or Bond Street while taking part in the & # 39; Back to Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Wisley in Surrey today.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted with her voice notes in a map of Smythson or Bond Street while taking part in the & # 39; Back to Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Wisley in Surrey today.

And today, Kate, 37, was seen with a navy leather folder, engraved with a gold monogram & # 39; C & # 39 ;, complete with a crown.

Smythson has long been a favorite brand in the higher circles of social circles.

The brightly colored, hand-embossed diaries, note cards, and travel wallets are loved by everyone from Madonna, Dame Helen Mirren, and Samantha Cameron – who was once a consultant to the company.

The brand has three Royal Warrants, a token of recognition from those who have supplied goods or services to the households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have a current trade arrangement.

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The Monarch decides who may grant Royal Warrants.

Just a month ago, the Duchess of Sussex sent personalized thanks to the contributors of British Vogue, in the form of a personalized black leather notebook engraved with & # 39; forces for change & # 39;

Just a month ago, the Duchess of Sussex sent personalized thanks to the contributors of British Vogue, in the form of a personalized black leather notebook engraved with & # 39; forces for change & # 39;

Just a month ago, the Duchess of Sussex sent personalized thanks to the contributors of British Vogue, in the form of a personalized black leather notebook engraved with & # 39; forces for change & # 39;

The Luminary Bakery social enterprise team received a handwritten letter from Meghan, 37, along with a black leather notebook decorated with & # 39; forces for change & # 39; both pictured

The Luminary Bakery social enterprise team received a handwritten letter from Meghan, 37, along with a black leather notebook decorated with & # 39; forces for change & # 39; both pictured

The Luminary Bakery social enterprise team received a handwritten letter from Meghan, 37, along with a black leather notebook decorated with & # 39; forces for change & # 39; both pictured

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The company's first store was opened in 1887 by Frank Smythson, a silversmith by training, in New Bond Street.

It provided London society with high-quality stationery, but it was the featherweight diaries that really made Smythson & # 39; s name.

Panama Diary calfskin was made in 1906 and has been a bestseller ever since.

Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly had Smythson journals – Hepburn & # 39; s became gold & # 39; London, New York, California & # 39; stamped.

Samantha Cameron, then creative director of the company, launched the models & # 39; Nancy & # 39; and & # 39; Daphne & # 39 ;.

Today, Kate, 37, was seen with a navy leather folder, engraved with a gold monogram & # 39; C & # 39 ;, complete with a crown
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Today, Kate, 37, was seen with a navy leather folder, engraved with a gold monogram & # 39; C & # 39 ;, complete with a crown

Today, Kate, 37, was seen with a navy leather folder, engraved with a gold monogram & # 39; C & # 39 ;, complete with a crown

Mrs. Cameron started working at Smythson as a window dresser in 1996, the same year she married David Cameron.

Smythson was purchased in April 2005 by a group of prominent City figures for around £ 15.8 million, after which Samantha had worked his way up to become the company's creative director.

By 2010, at the start of David's six-year government as prime minister, Samantha worked two days a week as the company's creative advisor.

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Samantha said in 2014 that the company has worked hard to remain true to Mr. Symthson's vision and at the same time to advance the collections with modern accents.

She said: & # 39; When I arrived, we refined the aesthetic. We have done a lot with color and have certainly expanded the women's products, re-launched handbags, because they had always been a strong part of the original collection of [founder] Frank Smythson. I went back to the archives very much. & # 39;

According to a report from The Guardian in 2015, Ms. Cameron would have received £ 1,589.20 for each of her 275 shares, giving her a lump sum of £ 437,000 before tax as a result of the sale.

Samantha left the company in 2016, the same year that David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister.

Samantha Cameron, seen in 2016, was the creative director of the brand from 2010 to 2016

Samantha Cameron, seen in 2016, was the creative director of the brand from 2010 to 2016

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Samantha Cameron, seen in 2016, was the creative director of the brand from 2010 to 2016

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