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HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO, GCStJ – Patron of The Trimontium Trust

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HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO, GCStJ – Patron of The Trimontium Trust

The Trimontium Trust is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO will be their new Patron. His Royal Highness will be the first Royal Patron of the Trust.


The Duke of Gloucester was born on 26th August 1944 in Northampton. He is the second Son of the late Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester and the late Princess Alice and is grandson of George V and a first cousin to The Queen.  He has a strong affinity with the Borders through his mother, who was sister to Walter, 8th Duke of Buccleuch,

Prince Richard went to Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he read architecture. After completing his training, he went into practice as a partner in a firm of London architects.

The Duke of Gloucester married in 1972. He and The Duchess of Gloucester currently live at Kensington Palace and have three children and six grandchildren.


The Duke of Gloucester has an association with 150 charities and organisations in total, many of which are related to architecture, construction and conservation, in which he is deeply interested.  In addition he holds honorary military appointments with The Royal Anglian Regiment, The Royal Army Medical Corps, The Royal Logistic Corps, 6th Battalion – The Rifles, The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) and Royal Air Force Odiham.

Following his father, he is Grand Prior of the Order of St John, the international charity.  He was elected a corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1972 and he is Royal Patron of the British Museum. The Duke is also President of several architectural preservation societies, including the Victorian Society and National Churches Trust. He is Patron of the Peace and Prosperity Trust, the International Council on Monuments and Sites – UK, the Heritage of London Trust, and the Global Heritage Fund, among others. In 2007 he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Worcester.

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