His Majesty King Charles III retains his oldest patronage Bath Preservation Trust

His Majesty King Charles III retains his oldest patronage Bath Preservation Trust

His Majesty King Charles III has confirmed his wish to retain his Royal Patronage of Bath Preservation Trust. The announcement, made on 3rd May, comes one year after His Majesty’s Coronation and following a detailed review of patronages held by the Royal Household.

In 1973, Bath Preservation Trust became the first Royal Patronage of the then Prince of Wales. At that time, the Sack of Bath was well underway but with the support of a high-profile Royal Patron, the demolition of the Georgian heart of Bath was ended. This support helped to pave the way for the City of Bath to be inscribed on the World Heritage list, recognising the unique importance of one of the finest and most coherent assemblages of architecture in the world.

Alex Sherman, CEO of Bath Preservation Trust, says: “His Majesty’s interests in conservation, craftsman-led quality architecture and the natural environment are well-documented. These interests are also fundamental to Bath Preservation Trust’s core objective: to promote the conservation, sustainable enhancement and celebration of the unique historic built environment and amenity, green setting and global contributions of the City of Bath. We are delighted The King has chosen to retain his Royal Patronage as we look forward to continuing and extending our work as a champion for sustainability, the historic built environment, design excellence and responding to the climate and nature emergency.”

A summary of the official patronage review can be viewed on the Royal Family’s website.

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