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« Reply #5385 on: December 04, 2019, 05:49:11 PM »

Wonderful pics and info on @RoyalFamily and KP twitter. Making Christmas decorations, preparing food for the reindeer, posting letters to Santa, picking out trees with the kids, and speaking to parents about Family Action services.

Such a cute event, and I bet a real treat for the kids (though a lot of the preschoolers probably don't really know who she is). A great way to do something sweet and fun, but also bring attention to the patronage.
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« Reply #5386 on: December 04, 2019, 06:18:17 PM »

Looks like a great event. I like events like this more than when they are just standing around. Love the interaction.

Handing down patronages makes more sense to me than taking on additional ones. There are a lot of organizations that will lose their royal patron in the coming years.
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« Reply #5387 on: December 05, 2019, 01:53:26 AM »

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Looks like she had fun.

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« Reply #5388 on: December 05, 2019, 02:43:15 AM »


What a fun day for those kids and their families. Kate too.
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« Reply #5389 on: December 05, 2019, 10:24:59 AM »

Looks like a great event. I like events like this more than when they are just standing around. Love the interaction.

Handing down patronages makes more sense to me than taking on additional ones. There are a lot of organizations that will lose their royal patron in the coming years.

I don't think the queen has visited Family Action in the last 10 years, so handing over the patronage was long overdue
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« Reply #5390 on: December 05, 2019, 10:57:40 AM »

And better to have a younger royal who can get down and do things with the children rather than just looking at them as if they are a strange species in a zoo
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« Reply #5391 on: December 05, 2019, 11:21:07 AM »

The Queen having anything to with patronages involving children was always so awkward.

I hope the kids had a lot of fun and it gave lots of positive press and donations for Family Action!
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« Reply #5392 on: December 05, 2019, 11:55:26 AM »

Good that she got herself a new patronage and promptly visited it. Her outfit was nicely casual, even though not very fond of those skinny jeans (erhm...well...I confess that pure envy talking here because not everyone looks this great in those skinny tight jeans   Blush ). The colors gave her outfit a nice Christmas-vibe. Judging from the pictures she looked engaged and they had lots of fun in preparing for the fastly approching Christmas time  Thumb up
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« Reply #5393 on: December 05, 2019, 12:40:34 PM »

Looks like a great event. I like events like this more than when they are just standing around. Love the interaction.

Handing down patronages makes more sense to me than taking on additional ones. There are a lot of organizations that will lose their royal patron in the coming years.

I don't think the queen has visited Family Action in the last 10 years, so handing over the patronage was long overdue

Doing a search on the British Monarchy website from 1st January, 1997 there have been three visits to Family Action - one by Edward related to DoE in 2015 and the two Catherine has made this year. So three visits in the past virtually 23 years.

Catherine visited in January this year and then again yesterday, as Patron.

The Queen rarely visits any of her charities.

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« Reply #5394 on: December 05, 2019, 11:14:03 PM »

Three visits in 23 years is not a huge number of visits. How about a visit every so many months?
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« Reply #5395 on: December 06, 2019, 12:45:16 AM »

And better to have a younger royal who can get down and do things with the children rather than just looking at them as if they are a strange species in a zoo

 Star Thanks for the laugh!
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« Reply #5396 on: December 06, 2019, 12:52:30 AM »

Three visits in 23 years is not a huge number of visits. How about a visit every so many months?

Given the number of charities the royals support - around 4000 in total a visit ever few months would mean 4 a year and that would mean 16,000 visits along with all the other duties.

It isn't feasible at all.

The Queen hardly ever visited any of her charities and that applies to all of them.

Camilla has 90 charities but she doesn't visit all of them every year. Charles has around 400 charities and again they don't get a visit every year. Edward has around 200 but the vast majority of his engagements are to do with only one - Duke of Edinburgh's Awards.
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« Reply #5397 on: December 06, 2019, 01:11:29 AM »

Thatís a crazy amount, do the charities get much out of having just the royal name?
They should start paring these down from now on.
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« Reply #5398 on: December 06, 2019, 01:16:14 AM »

Three visits in 23 years is not a huge number of visits. How about a visit every so many months?

Given the number of charities the royals support - around 4000 in total a visit ever few months would mean 4 a year and that would mean 16,000 visits along with all the other duties.

It isn't feasible at all.

The Queen hardly ever visited any of her charities and that applies to all of them.

Camilla has 90 charities but she doesn't visit all of them every year. Charles has around 400 charities and again they don't get a visit every year. Edward has around 200 but the vast majority of his engagements are to do with only one - Duke of Edinburgh's Awards.

Wonderful summary.

Personally I take issue with the younger generations claim that they'd have only a handful of charities so they could be "more involved"...whatever that means.  I don't really feel like they're any more involved than the royals that have boat loads of charities...or at least involved on a level that provides solid justification.

If we're honest with ourselves there's almost zero need for 4,000 some odd charities to have a royal patron.  Sticking with a more modest amount (say under 50 plus military stuff) for the average royal would work...visiting once to twice a year or as needed by the charity in question.  Of course for the monarch there's another set of charities that have had the monarch as patron for several monarchs in a row...or the Queen whether regent or consort...that's slightly different.

As royals either retire, die, or are fired it's a good time to evaluate the need and effectiveness of having a royal patron for each affected charity...and which working royal would be a good fit.  It's my opinion that as the BRF reduces it's official working members we will see a dramatic change to the number of patronages...but hopefully with the "more involved" to back up the change.  Non working royals, just like nobles or celebs, are welcome to support however many charities they want with their own time.
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« Reply #5399 on: December 06, 2019, 05:20:24 AM »

Charities do not have to have a royal patron. If they have one, even one who doesn't visit, they must feel that it is worthwhile to have the royal's name connected to their charity. If the charity isn't seeing any benefit they wouldn't keep the royal or ask for a replacement when one dies.

Sometimes they may simply put their name to a fundraising event e.g. write a letter in support. That doesn't get into the CC as an engagement though.

I do think that in 20 years time the working royals will be doing only around 1000 engagements in total per year rather than the nearly 3500+ they do now.
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