The City and Guilds of London Institute pays loyal tribute and offers congratulations to Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the occasion of their Coronation and wishes them a long and happy reign.
City & Guilds was founded under royal patronage by the City and Corporation of London and 16 of the Livery Companies (the great craft Guilds) in 1878. Queen Victoria granted a Royal Charter in 1900 recognising City & Guilds role in the encouragement and development of skills for individuals, with employers and in the service of the nation. City & Guilds has enjoyed close links with the royal family in delivering these charitable objectives. After over sixty years of support from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, we are delighted that HRH The Princess Royal is our President.
That continuing invaluable support is exemplified by the Princess Royal Training Awards which are awarded in her name and recognise and celebrate employers who invest in the skills of their people and by the Prince Philip Medal which is conferred on individuals who have made a significant contribution to technical skills.