The Queen’s Nursing Institute is delighted to announce that Her Majesty Queen Camilla has become the sixth royal Patron of the charity.

The appointment was confirmed in the first week of May, following the conclusion of the official review of patronages by the Royal Household over the past year.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, the QNI’s Chief Executive said:

“I am delighted that Her Majesty Queen Camilla has agreed to become Patron of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), the charity that bears her title. Queen’s Nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will I’m sure be honoured and encouraged by this news. We look forward to a warm and rewarding relationship with our new Patron who has shown herself as a passionate advocate for healthcare for people of all ages.”

Professor John Unsworth OBE, the QNI’s Chair of Council said:

“The history of the QNI is inextricably linked with the Royal Family and its origin in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. This royal connection is as significant today as it was then, and its renewal this year is a historic moment. The Queen’s patronage of the QNI gives recognition to all nurses doing vital and demanding work in the community, in primary care and social care.”

Her Majesty Queen Camilla Her Majesty Queen Camilla (Photo credit: Hugh Burnand)

Notes to Editors:

A brief history of Royal Patrons of the Queen’s Nursing Institute: https://qniheritage.org.uk/history/royal-patrons-of-the-qni/

Review of Royal Patronages: https://www.royal.uk/patronages-review-2024

Patronage of the National Garden Scheme announced: https://ngs.org.uk/king-charles-iii-to-continue-as-patron-of-the-national-garden-scheme/

Photograph credit: Hugh Burnand. The photograph may not be reproduced without permission.

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