The King's Presence Chamber

The King's Presence Chamber

Hampton Court Palace

Find out more about Historic Royal Palaces' honoured group of supporters

What is the King's Presence Chamber?

Throughout history only those of the highest rank with special privileges or outstanding talents would have enjoyed access to the King’s Presence Chamber. Courtiers, ministers, intimates, visiting royals and dignitaries, poets and philosophers were amongst the very few allowed to gather in the presence of the King.

At Historic Royal Palaces, the King’s Presence Chamber is an honoured group of supporters each of whom has made an outstanding contribution to our life and work. The King's Presence Chamber of Historic Royal Palaces have, since it was founded in 2007, contributed to a wide range of projects and to the organisation as whole. Each year, the King's Presence Chamber's Members gather together for a dinner to celebrate the contribution that they have made and to welcome new members to their number.

Who make up this honoured group of supporters?


The Court Leadership Circle


The Cadogan Charity

The Clore Duffield Foundation

De Beers Family of Companies & Forevermark

House of Fraser

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Late Sir Paul Getty

The Gosling Foundation

The Members of Historic Royal Palaces

Eric Hotung CBE

Man Group plc Charitable Trust

Mr Mark Pigott KBE


Platinum Key Holders

Fidelity UK Foundation

Mrs Aud Jebsen

Man Group plc

Royal Salute

The Wolfson Foundation


Gold Key Holders


The H.B. Allen Charitable Trust

Dtex Systems

Energy Invest

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation

Estée Lauder Companies

The Richard Edward Marvin Everett Trust

The Foyle Foundation

J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

Harvey’s of Edinburgh Ltd

The Hobson Charity

HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Basil Samuel Charitable Trust

The Wolfson Foundation


Silver Key Holders

The Art Fund

The Bradbury Foundation

Bloomberg L.P.

British Gas

Mr & Mrs Bruce Carnegie-Brown

The B.G.S. Cayzer Charitable Trust

The Clothworkers’ Foundation

Mr & Mrs Jean-François Cristau

Diamond Trading Company

Mr & Mrs William Fall

John Lewis Partnership

John Lyon’s Charity

Johnson Matthey Plc

Kevin & Penelope Lomax

Charles Mackay CBE & Annmarie Mackay

Mamma Mia!

Mitie Group

Mitsubishi Electric

Paulo & Caroline Pereira

Mr & Mrs Neil Record

Mr & Mrs Hamish Ritchie

The Rothermere Foundation

The Sackler Trust

Mr & Mrs Peter Smedvig

Sopra Steria

Michael Uren OBE

XL Catlin


Bronze Key Holders


Ms Marylyn Abbott


Aviva plc

Glenda Bailey

Ian Barlow

The Beefeater Club of the United States

Berkeley Law

Dominic & Valda Burke

Cass Business School


Dr Martin & Dani Clarke

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

CH2M Hill

Chivas Brothers Limited

Dominic Christian and Kate Birch

Coates & Seely

The Comets

Cushman & Wakefield

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Deutsche Bank

Edwardian Group



Bill Ford & Marigay McKee

Mr & Mrs Ronald Freeman

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Mr Guillermo Garcia

The Getty Foundation

Goldman Sachs

Alderman Alison Gowman

The Charles Hayward Foundation


Peggy Hui

Graham & Amanda Hutton

ICAP plc

Impressions of China Ltd


The KT Wong Foundation

The Mallinckrodt Foundation

Charles & Nicky Manby

The Mercer Family

Dr John E Meredith CBE & Mrs L Meredith

Genevieve Muinzer & Nicholas Segal

The Netherby Trust

Ordnance Survey


Paulson Europe LLP

The Pilgrim Trust

Prudential plc


The Radcliffe Trust

The Joseph Rank Foundation

Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Russell Reynolds Associates

Mr & Mrs Allen Sanginés-Krause

Santander UK

Björn Savén

The Schroder Foundation

John & Annie Short

Dr Helmut & Prof Anna Sohmen

James Star

Julian Stoneman Productions

Swiss Re

Tim & Charlotte Syder

Telecity Group

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust

Towers Watson

M Louise Wilson

WRA Charitable Trust

Wyevale Garden Centres


Honorary Members

Angela Heylin OBE LVO

The Rt Hon the Lord Inge of

Richmond KG GCB DL & Lady Inge

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