The Queen Just Gave Prince William a Brand-New Title (as if He Didn't Already Have Enough)
Prince William just added another title to his (already long) list. Queen Elizabeth has named her grandson as Patron of the National Emergencies Trust (NET), an organization that works with charities to raise and distribute money and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster.
Kensington Palace announced the big news on Sunday in a post on Twitter. “The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of the National Emergencies Trust @NatEmergTrust for 2020,” they wrote.
The Duke spoke at the launch of the National Emergencies Trust in November 2019 and launched its Coronavirus Appeal in March, which has since raised millions, according to a press release.
As part of his new role, the Duke of Cambridge virtually spoke with two local charities that currently benefit from NET—Dal Dy Dir, a community farm in Powys, Wales, and Moorlands Community Charity in the East Riding of Yorkshire, which runs a food bank.
Both of the video calls were documented on Kensington Palace’s official Instagram page.
“Following the launch of #NETCoronavirusAppeal last month, newly announced Patron of @national_emergencies_trust (NET), The Duke of Cambridge called in to check on some grassroots charities who are recipients of the NET’s Coronavirus Appeal,” they captioned one post. “One of these beneficiaries was @DalDyDir, a community farm located in Wales that is doing amazing work in supporting people with disabilities and other marginalised groups in their community.”
In the second post, Prince William is seen chatting with the Moorlands Community Charity.
“The charity runs a food bank and are delivering freshly cooked hot meals to increasing numbers of isolated individuals, and have seen a significant rise in referrals to the service since the outbreak of Covid-19,” part of the caption read.
Looks like social distancing has nothing on Prince William and his royal duties.