Our Patron

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall became our Patron in November 2010 and has a long standing interest in literacy and reading.

The Duchess’ valuable support helps us to ensure children and adults across the UK have the literacy skills they need for a happier, healthier and more prosperous life.

As well as visiting our programmes, The Duchess has held several literacy receptions at Clarence House to honour those who make a valuable contribution to literacy in the UK.

Recent visits

In July 2017, we partnered with five other literacy-focused charities and organisations to celebrate The Duchess’s 70th birthday by giving 70 primary schools across the UK a set of 70 children’s books and specially designed bookshelves.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall was presented with a set of the 70 books on the special Duchess’s Bookshelves at a garden party at Clarence House on 11 July. The Duchess was joined by children, who presented the bookshelves, and top children’s authors Malorie Blackman, Lauren Child, Cressida Cowell, Charlie Higson, David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson.