Monday 6 March 2023

Privileged Bodies Ceremony (UK)

To mark a significant royal occasions, the British Monarch will receive the "Privileged Bodies" in a special ceremony. The Privileged Bodies are culturally significant organisations and institutions that represent the UK. There used to be hundred of "Privileged Bodies" drawn from the education sector, as well as incorporating science, arts, and religious institutions. Today there are 27. 

During the ceremony, the Privileged Bodies give loyal addresses to the monarch, speaking of the key role the monarch plays in British Society. Then the Monarch will give a response. 

Recent Privileged Bodies Occasions:

The Current Privileged Bodies are

  • The General Synod of the Church of England
  • The University of Oxford
  • The University of Cambridge
  • The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
  • The Free Churches Group
  • The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • The City of London Corporation 
  • The Corporation of the City of Edinburgh
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of London
  • The University of St. Andrews
  • The University of Glasgow 
  • The University of Aberdeen 
  • The Royal Society
  • The Greater London Authority
  • The Royal Academy of Arts
  • The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association
  • The Governor and Company of the Bank of England 
  • The Lieutenancy of the City of London
  • The Dean and Chapter of Westminster
  • The Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's Cathedral
  • The City of Westminster
  • The Corporation of the Royal Borough of the Windsor and Maidenhead
  • The Dean and Canons of St. George's Chapel, Windsor
  • The Royal County of Berkshire
  • The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales
  • The Military Knights of Windsor

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