A royal reception

06 June 2018

This year marks the 70th birthday of our Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

royal reception_webLast month, staff from around Guinness joined CEO, Catriona Simons for The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex gave a speech in honour of his father’s charitable work and those in attendance were excited to catch a glimpse of him and new wife Meghan.

Catriona commented, “It was a privilege to be included with invitees from the many charities that The Prince of Wales is patron to, and in such a beautiful setting. I think it made us all feel very special.”

Staff member Julie was also in attendance. “It was such an amazing experience and I felt very privileged to have been invited to represent Guinness.  The amount, and diverse range, of organisations that HRH The Prince of Wales is the patron of is staggering.

“It was unbelievable to think we were standing in the Queen’s vast and beautiful gardens and were able to celebrate in such a fantastic way along with so many people.”

The reception was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate His Royal Highness’s birthday and to also reflect on the fantastic things we’ve achieved over the past 21 years with him as our Patron.