Queen Elizabeth to Step Down as Patron*

Queen Elizabeth to Step Down as Patron*

By Heather Saul


The Queen is to step down as Patron of a number of organisations and charities before her 91st birthday, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Queen Elizabeth II will now pass on patronages from organisations including the Holocaust Day Memorial Trust, NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), Barnardo’s and Save the Children U.K. to other members of the royal family.

The Palace said in a statement:

“At the end of the Queen’s 90th birthday year, Her Majesty will step down as patron from a number of national organisations. Her Majesty will continue to serve as patron to hundreds of charities and institutions but will now share this work with her family. Many of the organisations listed below already have other members of the Royal Family as vice-patrons or presidents, which will ensure a smooth transition.

“This decision follows the example set by the Duke of Edinburgh who resigned from a number of patronages on the occasion of his 90th birthday in 2011.”

The Queen is currently a patron of more than 600 charities and will continue her work with these organisations, according to the Palace.

Queen Elizabeth is now the longest reigning living monarch in the world after the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October.


Related Topics:

What can be made of this Royal Conundrum?*

Global Power and the History of Trusts

Queen Elizabeth Warns Of ‘Holy War To End All Wars’ *

British Queen Profiting in Depleted Uranium*

Queen’s Speech: Tories Push Ahead with Controversial Plan to Scrap Human Rights Act*

It’s not Just Jamaica, Seeking to Break Free from Queen Elizabeth as Their Head of State*

Maori Elder Sends TPPA Partners, Queen A Formal Notice of Veto of Trade Agreement*

Who Personally Owns the Land (Global) You Thought was Yours by Citizenry?*

Whistle Blowers Incarcerated, While Queen Elizabeth is Free, but Found Guilty in Missing Children Case*

Indians Sue Britain for Return of Queen’s ‘Koh-i-Noor’ Crown Jewel*

Now the Queen Can Go Back to Ruling Britain and 15 Other Nations*

Why is the Legalization of Gay Marriage so Important to the Queen?*

An Ancient Kingdom Demands Reparation from the Queen of England

Vatican and Queen Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

Royal Babylon