The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of London Youth, hosted an afternoon reception in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace on May 31st, to celebrate the charity’s 130th Anniversary. London Youth is a diverse network of over 300 community youth organisations who work to support young people of all backgrounds across the capital to become the best that they can be. The Duke became Patron of London Youth in 1947 – it was his first charity patronage.
After standing on the steps for the National Anthem, the Duke of Edinburgh viewed a display showcasing the history of the charity and met people who are participating in youth action projects in their local clubs and communities throughout London. He also viewed several outdoor activities including tennis, catapult making and a climbing tower, and met people involved in painting and creative projects. Later, the Duke watched a dance performance and cut a cake to mark the charity’s 130th Anniversary.