Find out about our Joint Presidents – HRH The Princess of Wales and HRH The Duke of Kent
HRH The Princess of Wales
HRH The Princess of Wales, who has helped Scouts in so many ways, is the first woman to hold this post in our history. Together with HRH The Duke of Kent, she champions the power of Scouting and oversees the Council, the Scouts’ governing body. Beginning her support for Scouts as a volunteer while living on Anglesey, The Princess of Wales has been a great friend of the movement and a constant champion for young people. She is a great believer in the power of volunteering and has a particular interest and expertise in early years’ education.
HRH The Duke of Kent
HRH Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent (President from 1975 to present day), has attended numerous Scouts events, including visits to Baden-Powell House and Gilwell Park. Together with HRH The Princess of Wales, he champions the power of Scouting and oversees the Council, the Scouts’ governing body. In 2007 he opened the centenary World Scout Jamboree in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, accompanied by HRH Prince William, now Prince of Wales. His most recent visit to Gilwell Park formed part of the Gilwell100 celebrations, marking the 100th anniversary of Scouts at Gilwell Park.