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His Majesty The King becomes new Patron of RPS

His Majesty The King has agreed to become the new Patron of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news to mark the first anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen. It follows a thorough analysis of over 1000 Patronages of The late Queen, The former Prince of Wales and The former Duchess of Cornwall.

RPS have a long association with the Royal Family through The late Queen, who was Patron from 1953 until her death in 2022. Her father, George VI, was Patron of RPS from 1937 to 1952.

Professor Claire Anderson, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, commented: “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.”

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Chief Executive, Paul Bennett added: “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.”