Buckingham Palace has launched an investigation into a kebab shop which has been named The Queen and features giant images of the royal in the front window.

The takeaway in Chingford, London was previously called The Petra restaurant, but underwent a complete refurbishment. Painted purple and featuring two giant images of her Majesty it was renamed The Queen.

Pictures of the Queen cannot legally be used for marketing purposes and can only be used by businesses issued with a Royal warrant of appointment.

A Royal Communications Spokesperson said: "Images of members of the Royal Family should not be used for commercial endorsement.'

But 42-yer-old takeaway owner Hussein Ibrahim said that his purple kebab shop is just his way of showing his love for the Queen.

"I love the Queen and what she's done for every single person in this country," he explained. "This is her land and she deserves to have everybody to come here to salute her.

"The Queen makes everybody happy. I believe in this community they are missing this kind of thing, something that brings the community together," he added.

The Queen
The Queen may not be too impressed with the tribute.

While Buckingham Palace are looking into the matter Ibrahim's establishment has sparked the ire of 70-year-old Margaret Tyler, who is thought to be Britain's biggest fan of the Royal family, and the proud owner of the world's largest collection of Royal memorabilia, comprising 10,000 collectables.

"It's disgraceful," she said. "How dare someone cash in on our heritage. It's not an homage, it's an abomination.

"I very much doubt The Queen has ever eaten a kebab, and I very much doubt she ever would. You're simply not allowed to use Her Majesty as a marketing tool."

The Queen, formerly the Petra Restaurant, offers 'charcoal grill, peri peri and sisha' and sells a range of takeway foods.