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King Charles III Named Royal Patron of Corps Security

King Charles III Named Royal Patron of Corps Security
19 June 2024

King Charles III has been appointed Royal Patron of The Corps of Commissionaires as the Chief Life Governor. 

Royal family members have traditionally maintained associations with chosen charities, military organisations, and professional and public service bodies. King Charles’ appointment to Corps Security began in May 2024, following a review of more than 1,000 patronages by the Royal Household following The King’s Accession in September 2022.

Corps’ royal association began in 1901, when King Edward VII consented to head Corps’ list of governors followed by George V, Edward VIII, George VI and her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving patron from 1952 until 2022. 

The late Queen was patron of 492 organisations at the time of her death and 376 are due to be retained by other members of The Royal Family.

Corps was originally founded to help veterans returning from the Crimean War to find gainful employment, and to this day they still actively seek to employ ex-military personnel.

Corps Security President Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fulton KBE, KStJ and the Chair of the Board of Directors, Air Marshal Christopher Nickols, CB CBE DL, said in a joint statement: “We are delighted to announce that His Majesty King Charles III has accepted the Patronage of The Corps of Commissionaires, as our Chief Life Governor.”

Mike Bullock, CEO at Corps Security, added: “The Corps of Commissionaires has been helping veterans in need since 1859 and this still holds true to this day. We are honoured that the Monarch has chosen to continue to support our organisation, first established with His Majesty King Edward VII in 1901.”

Picture: a photograph of King Charles III on his coronation day.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 19 June 2024


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