HRH Prince Charles is new patron
His Royal Highness Prince Charles follows in the Duke of Edinburgh's footprints after being appointed as the Patron of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
His Royal Highness Prince Charles – known as the Duke of Rothesay when he is in Scotland – has been appointed as the Patron of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).
Professor Michael Griffin, the organisation’s President, said it was a privilege to welcome him to the role.
Prince Charles follows in the footsteps of his father, the late Duke of Edinburgh, who became Patron in 1954 and held the position for 66 years.
The Duke’s engagement with fellows and officers at the opening of the building was extraordinary
The Duke accepted an Honorary Fellowship from RCSEd in 1955 and visited the College on several occasions, including in 2006 to open the Quincentenary building.
In 2015, he returned to open the newly renovated Surgeons’ Hall Museums and the Prince Philip Building.
Professor Griffin added: “The Duke of Edinburgh played a very significant part in the College’s history during His Royal Highness’ 66 years as Patron, which we recognised in 2015 by constructing the Prince Philip Building.
“The Duke’s engagement with fellows and officers at the opening of the building was extraordinary, and throughout his patronage, His Royal Highness took great interest in the surgical profession and its advancement of patient care.
“We very much look forward to working with The Duke of Rothesay.”