British Queen celebrates


In 2022, Buckingham Palace announced a comprehensive review of all royal patronages. Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, nearly 500 charities and organizations found themselves

without a royal patron. Now, after the conclusion of this thorough review, some entities have lost their royal endorsements, while the majority continue to enjoy royal support.

It has been revealed that King Charles will serve as Patron for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. This appointment holds particular significance, as this role has been held by every reigning monarch since King William IV accepted the honor in 1834.

The history of the club itself traces back to the mid-eighteenth century, when it was established as the Society of St Andrews Golfers in 1754. Initially founded as a local golf club, it swiftly garnered prestige, with King William famously declaring it the “home of golf.” Today, it stands as a members-only club boasting nearly 2,500 members from across the globe.

In addition to this historic appointment, King Charles has also accepted new patronages, including the Royal Ballet and the Royal British Legion. Furthermore, he, along with other members of the Royal Family, will continue to uphold numerous existing patronages. Photo by Northern Ireland Office, Wikimedia commons.