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About the Society

The Royal Society of St George was founded in 1894 with the noble object of promoting “Englishness” and the English way of life. The Society quickly attracted the support of many distinguished public figures in England and throughout the British Empire. Its first Royal Patron was Queen Victoria and the Society has enjoyed the Patronage of every reigning monarch from that day to this. Our present Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, bestowed a notable honour by granting the Society its own Royal Charter in 1963, a distinction of which its members are justifiably proud.

It is an English Society and so those wishing to join should be in sympathy with the objectives of the Society.

The Royal Society of St George, its Branches and Associates throughout the world, operate under the terms of its Royal Charter. It is not a political party and has no religious affiliations. Within the objectives of the Royal Charter, the objects of the Society are:

To foster the love of England and the Commonwealth by spreading the knowledge of English history, traditions and ideals.

To keep fresh the memory of those in all walks of life, who have served England or the Commonwealth in the past, in order to inspire leadership in the future.

To combat all activities likely to undermine the strength of England or the Commonwealth.

To further English interests everywhere to ensure that St George’s Day is properly celebrated and to provide focal points the world over where English men and women may gather together.

Under the Banner of St George, and through the Charitable Trust provide guidance and sponsorship for young people to assist in their personal endeavours to experience the challenge of leadership. The Society is also involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards to Youth and with various conversation and cultural groups.

Registered Charity No. 263076

The Bye Laws of the Society – Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council Order 4th August 1997, are the rules of the Membership.

Today, more than a century after its birth, the Society is still the standard bearer of traditional English values, both at home and abroad. Its role is primarily educational, promoting the common cultural heritage of people throughout the English-speaking world, including our former Dominions and Colonies.

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Horatio Viscount Nelson