The Duchess of Rothesay presents an honorary degree to The Princess Royal at the University of Aberdeen

Published 14 January 2020

The Duchess of Rothesay (as The Duchess of Cornwall is known when in Scotland) is Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, and an important part of her role is presenting honorary degrees to individuals whose work reflects the values of the university.

This year, there was a familiar face on the podium as The Princess Royal was rewarded for her extensive charity work

The first major charity with which Her Royal Highness became associated was Save the Children in 1970. That association continues today as The Princess Royal now serves as its Patron after serving for 46 years as the charity’s President, and therefore has great insight into the needs of children worldwide and an understanding of the issues affecting developing countries. In Her Royal Highness’ work for the organisation The Princess Royal has visited Save the Children projects in many countries, including China, Cambodia, Botswana, Madagascar and the Philippines.

The Princess Royal is involved with another 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas, and devotes a large part of her working life to engagements and visits.

Her Royal Highness has been closely involved with the creation of several charities, notably The Princess Royal’s Trust for Carers (now Carers Trust), Transaid and Riders for Health. The Carers Trust provides support for the millions of individuals in the UK who are responsible for caring for someone.