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King Charles announced as Patron of Royal Welsh College

The Royal Welsh College is honoured to announce the continued patronage of King Charles III, as we celebrate our 75th year.

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Published on 15/05/2024

His Majesty King Charles’ long-standing commitment to Welsh arts was demonstrated at his coronation where Royal Harpist and graduate Alis Huws was chosen to perform, ‘in recognition of The King’s long-standing and deeply held relationship and affiliation with Wales.’

Showcasing musical talent from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, our Vice President Sir Bryn Terfel also made history with the first Welsh language performance at a coronation ceremony.

‘King Charles first became Patron of the College in 1999 when he was the Prince of Wales. so we could not be more happy and grateful that this 25 year relationship has been confirmed as continuing during our 75th birthday year.

It is no secret that His Majesty deeply values the arts and is extremely knowledgeable about them. He understands and appreciates the work that we are doing here at the Royal Welsh College as we teach deep craft, fire imaginations and bring on the artist makers of the future, so to have his Patronage is greatly valued.’
Helena GauntPrincipal, RWCMD
Prince Charles meeting music students on one of his visits to the College

As His Royal Highness, Prince Charles became the College’s Patron in 1999 and President in 2019. 

As an active Patron, President and supporter of the College, the Prince of Wales has always taken an active interest in the progress of the College and its students, hosting several Galas in the College’s name at Buckingham Palace, and celebrating his 70th birthday in our Dora Stoutzker Hall.

The College came together to perform, celebrating the former Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday in the Dora Stoutzker Hall

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