ENQUIRIES - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A large number of organisations
around the world have used one or more
of the Official Images for commercial projects.
It is one of the key objectives for Royal
Images to help commercial organisations
use these images for such projects.
Below, you will see a number
of useful points that have been raised
with us in the past. Hopefully, you will
find the answer to your query but if not,
please do not hesitate to contact
Can any organisation
use these images?
Yes, every application is assessed independently and every application submitted
using our commercial enquiry form is evaluated on its own merits.
Do you have
to get approval?
Yes, every image is copyright protected and therefore ANY unathorised use of
ANY of these images will be a breach of the copyright law.
Do you need
to submit designs for approval?
If possible, but this is not essential but in some cases may be asked for before
approval can be granted.
How long does the
This depends on the project, the content and the nature of use. In some cases
it is straightforward and can be completed within 24 hours but in other cases
it may take a lot longer due to your application needing approval from various
Images ever refuse usage?
Yes. If it is an inappropriate usage or if it is felt that it would be harmful
to any member of the Royal family then permission will not be granted. It
is important for us to point out that our decision is final and cannot be
How is the image
sent to you?
Normally, once approval has been granted you will be sent the image via email
to the size required which is set to the resolution of 300 dpi.
Can we request
a small image for producing a mock design
Yes, this is possible and is available on request. The image will be a low
resolution image only to be used for producing your artwork for approval but
this must not be used for anything else. By us sending you this image we must
make it clear that this does not imply that you have been given approval or
that your application has been accepted.
much does it costs?
This depends on the project and each project is priced on its own merits.
do you pay the license fee?
You can pay by cheque, bank transfer (details will be given to you on request)
you have the image can you use it for other
projects within your organisation?
No. If you wish to use the image for other projects then you will need to submit
an application form and start the approval process once again. As you are already
known to us then this does make the process a lot quicker but does not mean
that approval will be granted.
period of time is the license granted for?
There is no time limit on the approval so long as it is for the same item.
It is important that you do not change the approved design in any way otherwise
you will need to submit your application for approval once again.
parts of the World can you sell your products
You can sell your products anywhere you wish as this will not effect the copyright
agreement or usage that you have been given. For example, if you are granted
permission to produce 500 items for sale in the UK and find it is a great success
and wish to then sell that same item in USA then you do not need to notify
you have to pay another fee if you need
to produce more of the items that have
already been authorised?
No. We are more than happy for you to produce and sell more items that you
have been granted approval although this design must not change in anyway whatsoever.
constitutes a change of design?
If you make any change to the final design that was approved by Royal Images
will be viewed as a change to the original design. For example, a simple but
obvious change that required a new application to be submitted was a Company
was granted permission to produce a number of 6" commemorative plates
with the image of the HM The Queen in the middle but they then wanted to produce
7" plates and this therefore required a new approval to be submitted.
In this case, permission was granted on the same day as the application was
I crop or retouch the image
No, cropping or retouching of any image will be allowed. In some circumstances
cropping of the background may be permitted but please speak to us before you
incur any cost in producing mock ups etc...