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We are delighted to formally announce that His Majesty King Charles III is the Company’s new Patron, the role previously held by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Lady Sarah Chatto takes on the role of President, having previously been Vice-President.

The news was shared as Birmingham Royal Ballet attended a celebration to mark the King's official birthday, held in The Hague at the residence of the British Ambassador to the Netherlands Joanna Roper CMG. The special event was one of the highlights of BRB’s current tour to Rotterdam with Black Sabbath - The Ballet.

Carlos Acosta expressed the Company's delight at this announcement:

“We are honoured that His Majesty King Charles III, a long time supporter of BRB and visitor to performances, will take on the role of Patron, a position previously held by his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“I am also delighted that the brilliant advocate for BRB, Lady Sarah Chatto, will continue her commitment in the role of President, continuing her service following her role as Vice President.”

Credit: Hugo Burnand
Dominic Antonucci BRB Assistant Director, Samuel Wuersten Artistic Director of Holland Dance Festival, Caroline Miller OBE BRB Chief Executive Officer, Céline Gittens BRB Principal Dancer, Joanna Roper CMG The British Ambassador the Netherlands and Jennifer Cosgrave, British Council Country Director Netherlands, Norway and Sweden at the celebration to mark the official birthday of King Charles III, held in The Hague at the residence of the British Ambassador. Credit: Ross Hamilton 2024

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