The Duchess of Cornwall became the President of Royal Voluntary Service in December 2012.
The Duchess of Cornwall, together with the Prince of Wales, was Patron of our search for the UK’s Diamond Champions - older people who give their time to improve the lives of those around them – which demonstrates her commitment to recognising the vital role volunteers play in society.
The Presidency came at a pivotal time in Royal Voluntary Service’s history as we celebrated our 75th anniversary in May 2013 and showcased the vital role our charity has played in the lives of many from its launch as the Women’s Voluntary Services in 1938 to the role it plays helping address the needs of the day in local communities and supporting the NHS.
Most recently in March 2021, Royal Voluntary Service’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall, joined a video call to thank four volunteers for their invaluable support throughout the pandemic.
Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness spoke to and thanked two Royal Voluntary Service volunteers and two NHS Volunteer Responders who have been supporting members of their community who are vulnerable to COVID-19.
Image top: The Duchess of Cornwall visiting Dolau Bran Lunch Club in Llandovery, as it celebrated its 40th anniversary in July 2019.
Image bottom: Video call to volunteers in March 2021.