King Charles is RSBC’s new Royal Patron

A portrait photo of King Charles III, wearing a blue pinstriped blazer and blue tie with cream repeat crosses on a white shirt.

Following a review of the charities and organisations to which the late Queen Elizabeth II was connected as President or Patron, The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) is deeply honoured that His Majesty King Charles III has accepted the Patronage of the charity.  

We support blind and partially sighted children and their families from diagnosis through to adulthood so that there are no limits to what they can achieve. Our charity has been honoured to have a Royal Patron since 1887, when Queen Victoria became Patron in her Golden Jubilee year, and now His Majesty takes on the patronage previously held by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

This wonderful news was shared with us to mark the first anniversary of King Charles and Queen Camilla’s Coronation. Our CEO Julie Davis said: “We have been privileged to have enjoyed many years of patronage from the Royal Family, and so we were delighted to receive the news that His Majesty will be continuing this tradition. This is a great honour for our charity, everyone who supports us, and the children, young people and families who use our services. 

“We know that King Charles is dedicated to improving the lives of young people to build better futures, and we are very thankful to him for his acceptance of the Patronage of our charity. His Majesty’s commitment will give us added momentum across all our services, and will reinforce our own commitment to helping vision impaired children and young people fulfil their potential and live their lives without limits.”

And the children and young people who use RSBC’s services are excited about our new Royal Patron, too. Rona, aged 23, said:

“I was made aware that King Charles III is the RSBC’s new Royal Patron. I think this is really good for the charity because he is the highest monarch. I think we should all celebrate this, and I hope that he will come and meet the charity soon to really understand how impactful RSBC is to its customers and other stakeholders. I am just really pleased that King Charles is our new Royal Patron, and I wish him the best of luck.” 


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