Queen Elizabeth II died last month at 96, leaving behind the royal family and fans. Her death brought the world back together, as Buckingham Palace welcomed everyone during the period of mourning and the State Funeral.
The previous events to honor Queen Elizabeth II remembered the 21,000 engagements she carried out during her reign, making everyone love her even more for her works for her people until her death.
It was revealed, however, that the late monarch had “unfinished business” with royal charities.
According to The Telegraph, hundreds of charities now have no patron following Queen Elizabeth II’s death. It was noted that King Charles III did not automatically accept them, leaving the charities in limbo.
However, according to the news outlet’s research, these charities may cease due to the new monarch’s desire to slim down the monarchy. High-profile charities are already planning their next steps in the aftermath of the Queen’s death, but smaller charities have yet to hear anything.
Girlguiding was one of the charities that contacted the Palace. A spokesman for the organization said a new patron would be announced “when appropriate.”
Royal family expert Joe Little stated:
“It will be up to King Charles III to decide how to distribute any patronages reallocated by his mother. Given his alleged desire for a slimmed-down monarchy, some patronages may cease.”
Nonetheless, a Buckingham Palace source has revealed that charities have been contacted but that organizing them would be lengthy.
It is worth noting that from King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II inherited over 433 charities. When she turned 90, it was revealed that she was connected to 100 of them.
Following the death of the Queen, King Charles III formally declared that he could not have the majority of patronages.
He explained that as a dedicated monarch, he could not devote as much time and energy to charities and issues as he would like. Instead, he intends to place it in the hands of trusted individuals.
Patronage succession has been a common practice in the monarchy. When Prince Philip died, some of his 992 patronages were redistributed to royal family members.
However, some of them came to an abrupt end after losing their royal patron.