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HRH The Prince of Wales visits RSM

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain on 15th November to officially open the building at 26 Fitzroy Square.

The Society's President and Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir CBE, the Chairman, Governors, Chief Executive and staff were in attendance. Other guests included Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Col Jane Davis and the building's Architect Russell Taylor.

His Royal Highness was welcomed by a trumpet fanfare performed by Members Richard Thomas and Matthew Wells. Items from the Archives were on display including the Society’s oldest documents and the earliest surviving manuscript of Handel’s Water Music. Member Cara Berridge, gave a short recital on a 1781 Nicolò Gagliano cello, on long-term loan to her via the Society’s Fine Instrument Scheme. The visit concluded with His Royal Highness unveiling a plaque and signing the Society’s Attendance Book.

The Society has always had a strong connection to The Royal Family with George III granting the Society its first Royal Charter in 1790. Her Majesty The Queen has been Patron since 2013.