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Continuing royal legacy: RPS appoints King Charles as new patron


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King Charles’s patronage signals a new era of support for the RPS’s mission to advance healthcare and patient-well being 

In a recent announcement, King Charles has agreed to become a patron of the society at Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) following the footsteps of the late Queen.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, marking the first anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen.

This prestigious appointment comes after a meticulous evaluation of over 1000 Patronages, previously held by The late Queen, The former Prince of Wales, and The former Duchess of Cornwall.

The decision underscores His Majesty’s commitment to supporting organisations dedicated to advancing healthcare and patient well-being.

The RPS has a rich history of association with the Royal Family, notably with The late Queen, who served as patron from 1953 until her passing in 2022.

Additionally, her father, George VI, held the position of Patron from 1937 to 1952.

Now, with His Majesty The King as the new Patron, this tradition of royal patronage continues to flourish.

Expressing immense pride and gratitude, Professor Claire Anderson, President of RPS, remarked, “We are hugely proud that His Majesty The King has chosen to be our patron, following in the footsteps of The late Queen and her father, George VI.”

“We are grateful to the Royal Family for their ongoing support.”

Echoing this sentiment, RPS Chief Executive Paul Bennett stated, “It is an honour to have His Majesty The King as our new Royal Patron.”

“We look forward to continuing our work to highlight the vital contribution pharmacy teams make to patient care across Great Britain with the patronage of His Majesty.”

With His Majesty The King’s patronage, the RPS is poised to embark on new initiatives and endeavors, further cementing its position as a leading advocate for pharmacy professionals and the patients they serve.


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