Wednesday 9 December 2015

Queen Camilla's Official Patronages - Education/ Literacy

In an effort to keep things organized, this section features only Queen Camilla's Education/ Literacy patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here

Patron (2010- Present) (Extended in 2020, for an unspecified number of years.)

National Literacy Trust is a UK charity dedicated to raising literacy levels. They work to support schools, establish literary projects in disadvantaged communities, and campaign for government support of literacy.  

Patron (2011 - Present) (Extended in 2021, for an unspecified number of years.)

BookTrust is one of the UK's largest literacy charities. The charity's goal is to encourage people of all ages to develop a love of reading. 

They run a Bookstart project which provides free books to babies, toddlers, and three-year-olds to encourage parents to start reading early. 

Previous Patrons: 
  • Prince Philip (?-2011)

Patron (October 2011 - Present)

First Story is a UK-based charity that supports, promotes and fosters literature, poetry and creative writing in public secondary schools. The charity helps to provide funding and resources for schools without creative writing programs. 

Vice Patron (2012 - Present)
Charity Number: 312175

 The London Library is one of the world's largest independent lending libraries, located in London.  

Past Patrons: 
  • Prince Albert (1842-?)
  • King Edward VIII (?-?)
  • King George V (?-?)
  • King George VI (?-?)
  • Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother  (?-2002)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (2004-2022)
Patron (January 2013- Present) 
Charity # 296454

Beanstalk is a charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who have fallen behind.

Chancellor (June 2013 - Present)

The University of Aberdeen is a University in Aberdeen, Scotland.  The University is Scotland's 3rd oldest and the 5th oldest in the world. 

Patron (March 2015 - Present)
Charity #1070858

St. Catherine's School, Bramley is an independent Church of England day and boarding school in Bramley.

Patron (May 2022 - Present)
Charity #313869 

Book Aid Internation is a UK  charity that provides books and supports libraries in Africa and around the world. Every year the charity sends books to public and community libraries as well as libraries in prisons, refugee camps, hospitals, schools, and universities.

In an average year, Book Aid International gives an estimated 23.5 million people access to books, supporting 180 partners around the world.

Previous Patrons
  • Prince Philip (1966-2021)

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