West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has returned the world-famous Malvern water to Buckingham Palace after presenting four bottles to the Queen.
The MP made the presentation of Malvern Holywell Spring Water to the Queen at a visit to the Palace last month.
Malvern water has been a popular choice in the royal household for centuries and gained its first royal warrant in 1895. The American drinks brand Coca-Cola closed production of Malvern Water in 2010 and the gap in the market was filled by local entrepreneur Mike Humm who bought the Holywell Malvern Spring Water bottling plant and restored it to production in 2008.
Exactly three years after Coca-Cola shelved its world-famous water brand, Harriett returned the popular water to the Palace and received a letter from the Queen thanking her for the gift.
Harriett said: “I know that Malvern water has been a popular choice in the royal household for centuries so I wanted to make sure Her Majesty got the chance to sample the original offering from our springs.
“I was invited to the Palace for a Parliamentary reception so I took the opportunity to mention Malvern Water to the Queen and to the Duke of Edinburgh, who both remember it fondly.
“I was also able to thank them for allowing the Royal designation at the Malvern Three Counties Show.”