Representatives from The Georgian Theatre Royal joined His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 22 May to celebrate his 70th year.
The event - the first of a number of official occasions to mark Prince Charles’s 70th birthday in November - was used to celebrate the work of the charities and organisations, for whom the Prince is a patron.
The Georgian Theatre Royal joined more than 400 charities at the garden party together with the military regiments that the Prince is affiliated with and others involved in public service. Amongst the royal guests were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their first official engagement since their marriage last week, and the Duke of York.
The Georgian Theatre Royal was granted a Royal Patronage by TRHs The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall following their visit to Richmond in 2005, in what was their first joint patronage.
Clare Allen, Chief Executive of The Georgian Theatre Royal, was one of those who travelled down to London for the celebrations along with trustees, volunteers and Friends of The Georgian Theatre Royal. “It was a huge honour for the Theatre to be invited to such a prestigious occasion and to be counted amongst such a wide range of organisations that work so hard to promote charitable causes across the country. It was a tremendous day and we hope that everyone who supports and loves our theatre - as a volunteer, performer or audience member - can feel very proud.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Representing The Georgian Theatre Royal at the Charities’ Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace are (left to right): Nigel Tooze (Treasurer); Jen Capewell (volunteer and Secretary to the Friends of The Georgian Theatre Royal); Clare Allen (Chief Executive); Gerry Broadbent (volunteer and Chair of the Friends of The Georgian Theatre Royal); and Mac Bryant (Chair of the Board of Trustees).