The Duke of Cambridge marks the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund

Published 13 February 2020
The Duke of Cambridge speaks with a Police Officer at a reception to mark 150 years of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund

The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund, has held a reception at St James's to mark their 150th Anniversary.

The Fund was initially established as an orphanage in 1870 and now supports the children and families of serving police officers who have passed away or who have been medically retired.

The Duke of Cambridge marks the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund

The Fund has supported Today The Duke 15,200 children, yesterday The Duke of Cambridge met some of those young people. 

The Duke of Cambridge marks the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund

His Royal Highness said at the reception: 

Our society is defined by how we look after those who keep us all safe. It matters deeply that we help the families who play such an important role in supporting them.

Read The Duke's speech in full.