Londoner of the Decade

In September, His Royal Highness was awarded ‘Londoner of the Decade’ at the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Awards. In announcing the award its then Editor praised The Prince’s long-term approach to issues including climate change, food sourcing, bio-diversity and social cohesion.

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Engagements undertaken by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Letters and cards received by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Times videos have been viewed on the Royal YouTube channel.

Shakespeare

In April, The Prince of Wales visited New Place, William Shakespeare’s adult home for nineteen years. The Prince viewed a new exhibition relating to the Shakespeare family’s life and toured Holy Trinity Church which houses Shakespeare’s grave. In the evening, The Prince, who is President of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Duchess attended ‘Shakespeare Live! from the RSC’ – a special event marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death – during which he surprised the audience with a performance of Hamlet’s ‘To Be or Not To Be’.

The Annual Review covers the year to 31 March 2017 and aims to provide an overview of Their Royal Highnesses’ work and roles.

It includes information about The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s official, ceremonial and charitable work, their visits throughout the UK and across the world, and key Household statistics including financial and environmental data.

The financial data also includes the official costs of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, for which The Prince of Wales is responsible.

While there is no formal constitutional role for The Heir to the Throne, The Prince of Wales seeks, with the support of his wife, The Duchess of Cornwall, to do all he can to make a difference for the better in the UK and internationally. The way His Royal Highness does so can be divided into two parts: undertaking official Royal duties in support of The Queen and on behalf of Her Governments, and by supporting charitable and civil causes which promote positive social and environmental outcomes.

More information on all aspects of Their Royal Highnesses’ roles and work can be found at princeofwales.gov.uk.

Income And Expenditure Summary

Year to 31 March2017
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2016
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Total income and funding22,51921,902
Official costs(10,892)(10,565)
Other costs(11,384)(11,017)
Net cash surplus243320

Highlights 2016/17

Design: Relay Studio

Film: Quite Frankly

Film Content: With thanks to the BBC, Sky, ITV, The Seamus Heaney Estate and The European Space Agency

Images: PA ImagesChris Jackson/Getty Images, Nick KnightIan Jones, Claudio Giovannini, Janie Airey and Jeff Moore