King Charles III to continue as patron of Wells Cathedral School

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14th May 2024 | Local News

Photograph: Hugo Burnand/Royal Household 2024/Cabinet Office
Photograph: Hugo Burnand/Royal Household 2024/Cabinet Office

His Majesty King Charles III has confirmed he will remain the patron of Wells Cathedral School, following a significant review of royal patronages conducted by Buckingham Palace.

The review, which considered over 1,000 patronages after the King ascended to the throne in September 2022, reduced the number of organisations he supports. However, Wells Cathedral School retains its royal patronage, emphasising the King's commitment to causes that foster community, conservation, and culture.

Alastair Tighe, the Head Master of Wells Cathedral School, said: "We are thrilled and deeply honoured that His Majesty has chosen to continue his patronage, especially given the many other important institutions and organisations he supports."

He highlighted the school's historical connections to royalty, dating back to its founding in AD909 by King Edward the Elder.

"We are especially proud to retain this historic link to royalty and His Majesty's personal long-standing association with us from his time as Prince of Wales," he added.

Wells Cathedral School, one of the world's oldest educational institutions, was initially established to educate boy choristers of the Cathedral. Today, it is a thriving international community with over 730 pupils.

     

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