Merci Maman founder Béatrice de Montille has spoken out on the experience of winning a Queen’s Award last week.

Prince Charles presented her with her second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

The ceremony took place at Windsor Castle and was hosted by Prince Charles and Princess Anne.


This marks the third Royal seal of approval the company has received, with the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a Merci Maman necklace in 2014, and the business later receiving the Queen’s Award for the first time in 2017.

It has expanded 70% within the UK market in the last two years alone.

Beatrice de Montille said of the award: “We are thrilled to receive this award and to be recognised by the Queen for our international trade strategy.

“It was an honour to accept this award from Prince Charles and a truly inspirational evening I will never forget.

“I expressed my immense gratitude to Prince Charles [about] how grateful I am to this country that made me become an entrepreneur.

“From starting Merci Maman on my kitchen table, to now an international business with four European offices, I feel very proud today of what we have all collectively achieved so far. Merci Maman is a shared success story.”