According to the Express, Cornelia James refused to comment on whether it had sent the gloves, made of cotton and merino wool, enriched with a substance called “HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03”, to Buckingham Palace.
However, its production has been confirmed, and a company spokesperson said: There is absolutely no effect on the look or feel of the new gloves, but it effectively neutralizes viruses and microbes upon contact. You will not catch or transmit viruses.
Cornelia James was known as the royal glove supplier to the Queen, the Queen Mother, and the late Princess Diana. The company received a royal warrant as the “Queen’s Official Glove Maker” in 1979.
The 94-year-old queen wears gloves in public to avoid exposure to germs as she shakes hands with so many people. The Queen has used Cornelia James gloves since her honeymoon in 1947.