Birmingham charities, patronages facing change after the Queen’s death

The Queen was the patron to hundreds of charities, military associations, professional bodies, and public service organisations

Queen Elizabeth II was the patron of hundreds of charities and institutions and they are all facing a change, including the ones in Birmingham.

The mourning period concluded on Monday, 19 September after the state funeral of the Queen. Now, the royal family will be looking towards the coronation of King Charles III. He will also be taking over many of the duties and responsibilities performed by the Queen.

Just like his mother, the King will become the head of many charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations.

The Queen’s funeral is one of the most watched events in TV history (Getty Images)

Here are the organisations in Birmingham that are going to have a new patron after the Queen’s death:

1. Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

This organisation aims to enhance the quality of life by exercising a powerful influence for accident prevention. The Birmingham-based charity had the Queen as a patron and that position will likely be taken up by a different member of the royal family.

2. Birmingham Royal Ballet

The Queen was the patron of the organisation and the president was the Prince of Wales. However, that is likely to change. The Birmingham Royal Ballet hopes to become the world’s best classical ballet companies through excellence, artistic innovation and social responsibility.

A Royal Family spokesperson told BirminghamWorld: “No decisions have been made and that information will be shared in due course.”

Other organisations in Birmingham with links to the Queen:

1. University of Birmingham

The Queen visited the University of Birmingham several times over the years. At the last visit in 2015, she was accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and they unveiled a commemorative plaque at the opening ceremony of the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at Pebble Mill, Edgbaston.

2. Birmingham City University

The Queen opened a branch of the Birmingham Central Technical College, which later formed a part of BCU, in 1955. Many decades later in September 2017, BCU’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was granted its Royal status by The Queen, since then her son Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, has been its patron.

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