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Royal philanthropy

Leonard Stall and Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018

Royal giving can be a powerful force for progress but faces pressure to adapt and demonstrate its value to contemporary society At a time when the charitable giving of the world’s rich is under public …


The world of royal foundations and philanthropy

Andrew Milner 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropic initiatives are funded, undertaken or inspired by members of royal families around the world. Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles royal philanthropy in its various shapes and forms The Noor Al Hussein Foundation, Jordan …


Opening the door to youth employment

Ron Bruder 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Royal support for a youth employment network in the Middle East and North Africa has been critical to its success ‘Your goals are our goals, and I am sure that you will strengthen our efforts …

Joining the dots in Qatar

Florence Branchu 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Royal support can do more than simply underwrite programmes. Given commitment and knowledge, it can also lead to the creation of important initiatives I work for Orbis, an international charity which brings people together to …

A social justice mission in Thailand

Anonymous author 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

As Thai philanthropy changes, some of the country’s royal family have led the way There has been a transformative shift in Thai philanthropy in the past decade. The next generation of philanthropists have much more …

Royal philanthropy in a republican climate – a view from Australia

Michael Liffman 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

There is limited enthusiasm for royal involvement in Australian philanthropy, reflecting a general – though not unambiguous – current of republicanism There are two primary modes in which Australia’s royal attachment through the British Commonwealth …

The Queen’s legacy: vision for all

Astrid Bonfield 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust shows how royal support for philanthropy can have a decisive effect on gathering the resources to tackle global problems When Her Majesty The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in …

Behind Denmark’s royal foundations

Jakob Thomsen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy helps the Royal House in Denmark maintain a relationship between monarch and people in the age of democracy Queens, kings, chamberlains, counts, princesses and princes: many of the royal household have a seat at …

A new style of royal philanthropy

Jakob Thomsen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The Mary Foundation set up by the crown princess is adopting a catalytic approach to difficult social issues, writes Jakob Thomsen When the Danish Crown Prince Frederik married Australian Mary Elizabeth Donaldson in 2004, the …

Royalty and commoners in the Netherlands

Edwin Venema 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Queen Máxima and Princess Laurentien offer a style of royal philanthropy more in keeping with the modern era As in many other monarchies, the link between the royal family and philanthropy is strong in the …