The Duke of Cambridge is the new Royal Patron of The Royal African Society

Thursday, 16 February 2017
The Royal African Society is delighted to announce that H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge is the organisation’s new Royal Patron. In December 2016, Her Majesty The Queen stepped down as Royal Patron of the Society after 64 years. 
“We would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen for her support and her best wishes for our future. We know The Royal Family has a deep connection with Africa going back generations and that The Duke has demonstrated his passion for the continent, its people and its wildlife through several initiatives. We are delighted that, as part of the new generation of The Royal Family, he is Patron of a charity that works to promote understanding of a continent which has the youngest population in the world,” said The Royal African Society Chair Zeinab Badawi.
The Royal African Society is also pleased to have received a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. 
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