Established in 1987, Royal Collection Trust is a department of the Royal Household and the only one that undertakes its activities without recourse to public funds. It incorporates a charity regulated by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, The Royal Collection Trust, and its subsidiary trading company, Royal Collection Enterprises Limited.
Royal Collection Trust has over 600 staff and a Management Board of nine directors. It is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection, and manages the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen and the official London residence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
The Royal Collection Trust has six Trustees, who meet three times a year under the Chairmanship of HRH The Prince of Wales. The Trust has the following charitable aims:
The income from the public opening of Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and from associated trading activities, is received by The Royal Collection Trust and devoted to these charitable purposes. When reviewing future activities, the Trustees ensure that these aims continue to be met and are in line with the Charity Commission’s General Guidance on public benefit.
During 2015-16 Royal Collection Trust accomplished the following:
The Royal Collection Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2713536), and is a charity registered in England and Wales (1016972) and in Scotland (SCO39772). Registered office: York House, St James’s Palace, London SW1A 1BQ.