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Our Patron

HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne

HRH The Princess Royal became the Patron of Save the Children in 2017 after serving as our President since 1970.

The Princess Royal spends a significant amount of time visiting Save the Children’s projects, both overseas and in the UK. Most recently, she has travelled to Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Her Royal Highness says of her work:

"I am proud of my long association with Save the Children, and I am honoured to succeed Her Majesty as its Patron. It is an organisation that embodies a spirit of compassion, openness and excellence. Its values are an inspiration; its achievements, a source of hope for millions of children.      

"From significantly reducing malnutrition in some of the poorest parts of Bangladesh to sheltering, feeding and vaccinating the young people affected by the devastating winds and rain of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and ensuring children in the UK leave primary school reading competently and able to fulfil their potential, their efforts to ensure that every child survives to live a happy, healthy life are outstanding.”

HRH the Princes Royal speaks to guests at the 2015 IFR Awards about Save the Children’s work to combat Ebola and our response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

HRH the Princes Royal speaks to guests at the 2015 IFR Awards about Save the Children’s work to combat Ebola and our response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

In addition to visiting our teams on the ground, Her Royal Highness regularly meets fundraisers and volunteers, and visits our shops around the UK. She also attends and speaks at many of our special events.

Over the last five decades, The Princess Royal’s work with Save the Children has given her great insight into the needs of children worldwide. In 1990, it inspired President Kaunda of Zambia to nominate her for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Patron's Fund

Launched in honour of the Princess Royal’s 50 years as Patron of Save the Children, the Patron’s Fund is dedicated to raising flexible funds.

In October 2019, Her Royal Highness held a special Centenary Dinner at Buckingham Palace, providing the platform to officially launch the Patron’s Fund. The Princess Royal made a personal ask to those who attended, to support children and families in the best way possible – with a flexible gift to the Patron’s Fund. 

If you would like to hear more about the Patron’s Fund, please click here or to donate directly to the fund click here

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