Supporting The Queen

The Duke of York supports Her Majesty The Queen as Head of State by representing Her Majesty in the UK and abroad, receiving Heads of State and Government, and attending state and ceremonial occasions.

HRH has close personal links to the Armed Services and holds a number of senior military appointments.

The Duke also works to recognise the importance of service and the voluntary sector, supporting and acting as Patron of a number of charitable organisations.

Supporting British Prosperity

The Duke works to encourage economic growth and support the creation of skilled jobs. As part of this strategy HRH today focuses on three areas:

Education and Skills

The Duke believes that the key to Britain’s future prosperity lies in providing young people access to education and the opportunities to develop relevant skills.


HRH considers it essential to develop a culture of Entrepreneurship to provide new opportunities as technology allows traditional businesses to become more efficient.

Science, Technology and Engineering

Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in Britain have emerged from our world-class innovation. The Duke believes in maintaining this strength and supporting the effort to encourage young people to pursue STEM subjects.