A picture of His Majesty King Charles III standing at a lectern in front of the microphone giving a speech at the British Council's Stratford office.

British Council

Our Patron is His Majesty King Charles III.

Previously, Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II held this position until her passing in September 2022. His Majesty served as our Vice Patron from 1984 until his Accession.

A great supporter of our work, His Majesty has had many engagements with the British Council over the years. We’re honoured to have the opportunity to continue our work in building connections, understanding and trust between the UK and countries worldwide under his Patronage.