Royal Collection Trust

The Royal Collection Trust is a British charity established in 1987 by Queen Elizabeth II under the chairmanship of Charles, Prince of Wales to manage the Royal Collection. It is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, No. 2713536. It is a Registered Charity No. 1016972, Registered Office: York House, St James's Palace, London SW1A 1BQ.

Royal Collection Trust
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AbbreviationRCT
Formation1987; 33 years ago (1987)
FounderElizabeth II
TypeCharitable organisation
Registration no.1016972
OwnerThe Royal Household
Chairman
Charles, Prince of Wales
Deputy Chairman
The Earl Peel
Websiterct.uk

On its website, the Trust lists its purpose as overseeing the "maintenance and conservation of the Royal Collection, subject to proper custodial control in the service of the Queen and the nation." It also deals with acquisitions for the Royal Collection, and the display of the Royal Collection to the public.

The Board of Trustees includes the following officers of the Royal Household: the Lord Chamberlain, the Private Secretary to the Sovereign and the Keeper of the Privy Purse. Other Trustees are appointed for their knowledge and expertise in areas relevant to the charity's activities. Currently, the trustees are:

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