UK: Queen to hand over patronages of more than 20 national organisations

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December 20, 2016
Guardian [UK]    
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"The Queen is cutting her workload -- stepping down as patron of more than 20 national organisations at the end of the year, Buckingham Palace has said. Her Majesty, who turned 90 in April, will relinquish her association with the groups -- just as the Duke of Edinburgh broke formal ties with some of his patronages when he turned 90 in 2011. The move is likely to be seen as a common sense decision that acknowledges the Queen's advancing years, but Buckingham Palace stressed she was still patron of more than 600 organisations." (12/20/16)  

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