The King will Receive the Privileged Bodies at Buckingham Palace

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The Prince of Wales talks to pupil Imogen (right) and Avalyn during a visit to Bletchingdon Parochial Church of England School on the Bletchingdon Estate Development in Oxfordshire, 2019
The Prince of Wales talks to pupil Imogen (right) and Avalyn during a visit to Bletchingdon Parochial Church of England School on the Bletchingdon Estate Development in Oxfordshire, 2019

HIS MAJESTY THE KING WILL RECEIVE THE PRIVILEGED BODIES AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Thursday 9th March 2023

His Majesty The King will receive the Privileged Bodies in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. This long-held tradition dates back as far as the seventeenth century and takes place to mark significant royal occasions.

The Privileged Bodies are culturally significant organisations and institutions that reflect the United Kingdom’s diverse society, drawn from the education sector, as well as incorporating science, arts, and religious institutions. Traditionally, the Privileged Bodies are given the opportunity to present loyal addresses to the monarch, representing the key role they play in British society.

This year, to mark His Majesty’s accession, the 27 Privileged Bodies will present their loyal addresses to the King, serving to emphasise and reaffirm their loyalty to the monarch in a ceremony to be held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace.

The ceremony will see a representative from each organisation deliver a loyal address to His Majesty. The King will deliver a response to the loyal addresses after all the Privileged Bodies have been presented.

Throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign, Her late Majesty received the Privileged Bodies on five occasions. Most recently, the ceremony took place in 2012, to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Privileged Bodies are as follows:

The General Synod of the Church of England

The University of Oxford

The University of Cambridge

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

The Free Churches Group

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

The City of London Corporation

The Corporation of the City of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

The University of London

The University of St. Andrews

The University of Glasgow

The University of Aberdeen

The Royal Society

The Greater London Authority

The Royal Academy of Arts

The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association

The Governor and Company of the Bank of England

The Lieutenancy of the City of London

The Dean and Chapter of Westminster

The Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s Cathedral

The City of Westminster

The Corporation of the Royal Borough of the Windsor and Maidenhead

The Dean and Canons of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

The Royal County of Berkshire

The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales

The Military Knights of Windsor

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