The Society is delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal is to become Patron as The Queen stands down from the role after more than 60 years.
The Princess Royal takes on patronage of the Society from Her Majesty the Queen, who has announced a reduction in her workload as she ends her 90th year. The Society has been privileged to have the Queen as Patron since 1953 and she has been a wonderful supporter of the Society during this time.
Dr Rita Gardner CBE, Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) said: “The Society fully understands the need for The Queen to reduce her workload at this time in her life, and we thank her for her patronage and support.
“The Princess Royal is a great supporter of the Society and its charitable work and has been an active Honorary Vice-President. We are looking forward to working with Her Royal Highness in her new role.”
The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition that asked students to discuss whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.
24 October 2019
The Brazilian Villas Boas brothers, RGS gold-medallists for remarkable explorations, used their fame to champion indigenous peoples, change attitudes to them, and protect their rainforests.
23 September 2019
Passengers on board Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft flying between London and Singapore will be the first to trial a new geo-entertainment product from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
17 December 2013
Presented by Professor Gordon Curry.
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