HRH The Prince of Wales
Through my school for the traditional arts, I have tried to do what I can to continue the living traditions of the world’s sacred and traditional art forms. It is all too easily forgotten how crucial traditions are in handing on the immense richness of human knowledge, wisdom and skill, and giving them new life and new application. I hope that The School’s practical teaching and outreach programmes will enable the next generation to bring their inheritance to life.
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts is one of The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President.
For 40 years The Prince of Wales has been a leader in identifying charitable need and setting up and driving forward charities to meet it. From the early days of The Prince's Trust in the mid-1970s, his charitable interests have grown to represent a broad range of areas including, the Built Environment, the Arts, Responsible Business and Enterprise, Young People, Global Sustainability and Rural Affairs. The Prince of Wales carries out dozens of engagements every year in support of his charities. Collectively The Prince's Charities raise more than £100million annually to transform lives and build sustainable communities in the UK and overseas.