Major royal shake up announced as King Charles’ charities given a boost

A major shift has been confirmed by Buckingham Palace which affects three charities which were founded by King Charles during his tenure as the Prince of Wales.

The organisations set to see a shift are The Prince's Trust, which will become known as 'The King's Trust', The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, which will become King Charles III Charitable Fund, and The Prince’s Foundation, which will alter to become The King’s Foundation.

Changes to the number of Patronages with the King at the head of them are still expected to be confirmed in the months to come, along with other decisions on what will happen to charities which previously had Queen Elizabeth as their royal patron.

The decision to change the three charities names to reflect the monarch's journey from Prince to King has long been expected. The longest-standing of the three organisations is the King's Trust as it was launched by the monarch in 1976 when he left the Navy.

The charity has helped over a million disadvantaged young people to build a better future for themselves through employment, education and enterprise.

As well as helping those in the UK, The King's Trust has operated internationally since 2015 too, delivering programmes across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East through Prince's Trust International.

As well as The King's Trust, the King Charles III Charitable Fund – which was launched in 1979 and awards grants to help people and communities change the world around them – and The King's Foundation – set up in 1986 to create communities where people, places and the planet coexist in harmony – have seen their names change.

The big shift comes after a busy week for the King and Queen. On Tuesday, Their Majesties carried out the first State Opening of Parliament since Queen Elizabeth's death and hosted a reception to mark 60 years of the Disasters Emergency Committee the following day at Buckingham Palace.

Heading to separate engagements too, the King met members of the Korean community at New Malden Methodist Church ahead of the State Visit of the President of the Republic of Korea later this month.

On Thursday morning, he met Kindertransport refugees from the Association of Jewish Refugees to mark the Anniversary of Kristallnacht, while Queen Camilla visited the 95th Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey ahead of Remembrance Sunday on November 12.

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