New BFBS Patron, The Duchess of Cornwall seen visiting an Army base

Monday 20th December 2021

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall becomes Patron of BFBS, the military charity and media organisation that entertains, informs, connects and champions the UK Armed Forces family. 

The charity’s services are widely considered a “home-from-home” lifeline for members of the Armed Forces Serving their country overseas.  

To mark The Duchess of Cornwall’s new Patronage, Her Royal Highness recorded a video message for BFBS to be played out across BFBS’ global TV, radio and digital platforms today (Monday 20 December). In the message Her Royal Highness thanks the Armed Forces for “…. responding to numerous calls for help both in this country and overseas” and for “the unseen sacrifices that you are making for us all”. In the address, The Duchess also praises BFBS, commenting that “your incredible work raises morale, forges a sense of community and lessens the distance from loved ones”. 

The Chairman of the BFBS Board of Trustees Major-General Chris Wilson CB CBE said: “The Trustees are absolutely delighted that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has accepted their invitation to take on the Patronage of BFBS. We are looking forward to introducing Her Royal Highness to the wide range of welfare and entertainment services we offer the Armed Forces, their families and veterans – and to our colleagues who are responsible for delivering them.” 

BFBS’s Chief Executive Simon Bucks said: “Given the scale of Her Royal Highness’s existing charitable commitments, we see this as welcome recognition at the highest level of the important work we do to support the wellbeing of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and their families.” 

Story Image: BFBS

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