Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Princess Diana's Final Six Charities

Princess Diana had over 100 patronages during her marriage. When she divorced in 1996, Diana resigned from almost all of her patronages, keeping only 6 until her death in 1997. The following are the list of Princess Diana's final charities:

Great Ormond Street Hospital 
Great Ormond Street Hospital is a children's hospitals in London.
  • Queen Victoria was Patron (1852-?)
  • Princess Mary, the Princess Royal was Vice Patron (?-?) and President (?-?)
  • Queen is Patron (1965- Present)
  • Diana was president (1989-1997)
Royal Marsden Hospital 
The Royal Marsden Hospital is a specialist cancer treatment hospital in London. The hospital focuses on cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education.
  • The Queen is Patron (1952 - Present)
  • Diana was President (1989-1997)
  • Prince William is President (2007-Present)
English National Ballet 
English National Ballet is a classical ballet company. It is one of the 4 major ballet companies in the UK.
  • Princess Margret was Patron (1976-1989) 
  • Diana was Patron (1989-1997)
  • Prince Andrew was Patron (2001-2019)
    • Princess Beatrice is patron of the English National Ballet School (2015-present)
Centrepoint is a London based charity that works with homeless people (aged 16–25), to provide housing, support services. Such as Healthcare (physical and mental), education, mentoring, training, employment and teaching life skills.

The Charity also works to influence government policy and create more local and national support for the homeless community.
  • Diana was Patron (1992 - 1997)
  • Prince William is Patron (2005-Present)
    • His was 1st official patronage
  • Kitty Spencer is an Ambassador (2016 - Present)
    • Princess Diana's niece
NAT (National Aids Trust)
NAT is the UK’s policy and campaign charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV. They hope by shaping attitudes and challenging injustice, they can change the lives of people with HIV.

The charity was founded in 1987 by the UK's Department of Health, to help deal with public opinion about HIV. The charity is a non-government organization and does not receive any government funding. NAT does not provide direct support services to people living with HIV, instead of focusing on creating campaigns and policy.
  • Diana was Patron (1991-1997)
The Leprosy Mission (England and Wales)
The Leprosy Mission is an international organization dedicated to providing treatment, care and support services to those afflicted with Leprosy &  They also work to combat the stigma of Leprosy. Diana was patron of the England and Wales branch of the organization.  
  • Diana was Patron from (1990-1997)