His Majesty King Charles III retains Patronage of UCEM

Posted on: 9 May, 2024

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is honoured to announce that King Charles III will retain his Patronage of the institution.

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was the first Patron of UCEM from 1977-1998 and His Majesty King Charles III (then HRH The Prince of Wales) became Patron in 1998 following ten years as President of the then CEM from 1988. He has championed the institution over the last twenty-six years whilst also collaborating on a number of built environment-related projects. UCEM works alongside several of His Majesty’s charities, including The King’s Foundation, and supports the goal of fostering community-led development through this work.

King Charles III most recently visited the institution in 2019 as Prince of Wales, where he joined celebrations as UCEM marked its centenary year.

On receiving the news that His Majesty will continue Patronage, Ashley Wheaton, UCEM’s Vice Chancellor, commented:

“I am delighted that His Majesty has chosen to continue Patronage of UCEM. For over twenty-five years, his support for this institution has been both unwavering and inspirational as we have pursued our ambition to become the Centre of Excellence for Built Environment Education.

We are honoured that he has chosen to continue his Patronage and deeply appreciate his engagement in our efforts to provide education for students across the world and help to create a sustainable built environment.”

The Chair of UCEM’s Board of Trustees, Amanda Clack, also commented:

“This Patronage renewal is an incredible honour. It is a testament to the University, our staff and our students, in terms of what we stand for, and more importantly what we can and are delivering for the built environment. It is a very proud day indeed for all of us at UCEM. On behalf of the Board of Trustees may I firstly thank His Majesty, as well as congratulate everyone associated with the institution.”