On behalf of the Chairman, Council and Members of the Royal Society of St George, we would like to congratulate and send Loyal Greetings to our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, in this her Platinum Jubilee year and to recognise the 70 years of selfless service to the country and the Commonwealth.

God Save The Queen!


The Royal Society of St George – founded in 1894

For more than 128 years, the Royal Society of St George has been England’s premier patriotic organisation, promoting and celebrating the English way of life. With thousands of members, more than 60 branches in England and over 30 around the world, the Society organises a wide variety of social and fund raising events, from marking significant moments in our history to enjoying English food and drink.

Our Patron: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria was the Society’s first Royal Patron and we have since enjoyed the Patronage of every reigning monarch. In 1963 the Queen bestowed a notable honour by granting the Society its own Royal Charter.

Our Royal Charter:

The objectives of The Society as laid down in its Royal Charter are:

  1. To foster the love of England and to strengthen England and the Commonwealth by spreading the knowledge of English history, traditions and ideals.
  2. To keep fresh the memory of those in all walks of life, who have served England or the Commonwealth in the past, to inspire leadership in the future.
  3. To combat all activities likely to undermine the strength of England or the Commonwealth.
  4. To further English interest everywhere to ensure that St. George's Day is properly celebrated and to provide focal points all the world over where English men and women may gather together.

Our Mission:

“To promote the character and true diversity of England and its people”

We achieve this by:

  • Supporting the Monarchy, our Charter and our democracy
  • Being proud of English values and character
  • Protecting English Heritage, Faiths, History and Traditions through education, practice and culture
  • Celebrating and embracing the social and cultural diversity within England - Past, Present and looking to the Future
  • Recognising and supporting local and regional identities, eccentricities, customs and products.
  • Uniting the nation and encouraging the celebration of St George’s Day
  • Challenging doctrines that threaten to undermine our objectives and mission, whilst upholding the right to free thought, speech and movement
  • Championing campaigns and supporting like-minded (non-political) groups with an English focus
  • Supporting England's role in maintaining the unity of the United Kingdom and of the Commonwealth

Flying the flag

The St George’s Cross flag has been the national flag of England since the 1300s and the Society campaigns for it to be flown prominently around the country. In recent years it has been great to see the flag flying at major sporting events but Society members want to see it more widely in everyday life – flying from public buildings, churches, educational establishments and even private residences. It happens in many countries around the world, so why not in England?


Celebrate St George’s Day

England’s neighbours celebrate their national days with fervour – at home, around the world, and among their communities living in England. So why is St George’s Day – April 23rd – such a low key event? One of the Society’s long-running campaigns is to have St. George’s Day declared a public holiday and to encourage celebrations to be held in every village, town and city in the country.

The Society lays wreaths at the Cenotaph and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey and many of our branches hold various events around April 23rd.

Here are some video's of the Cenotaph ceremony held on 23rd April 2022.

Events throughout the year

The Society and branches organise many varied events but fixtures on the annual calendar include:

  • Cenotaph Wreath Laying in Whitehall on the Saturday closest to St. George’s Day, followed by laying a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey (as mentioned above)
  • Battle of Waterloo luncheon or dinner in June.
  • Battle of Britain luncheon in September.
  • Trafalgar Day dinner in October.
  • Standards Service at St. George's Church, Hanover Square in late October/early November.

Many branches meet monthly for a lunch or dinner while some hold weekly meetings.

On the south coast a branch, assisted local town councils organise an annual Veterans & Armed Forces Day event, while at the other end of the country the anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta was commemorated with a medieval feast in the Undercroft of Durham Cathedral. Over in the west country members visited an Iron Age settlement and organised a Last Night of The Proms . In London, where there are three branches, recent meeting places have included The Tower of London and The Lord Mayor of Westminster’s parlour.

Supporting English Charities

Charitable support is fundamental to the Society and, across the Society, takes many forms.

The majority of our branches are extremely active in their support of numerous worthy causes, either through fund raising events or direct community support activities.

The Society’s Charitable Trust has, as its main aim, the support of young people in their endeavours to develop themselves and to support their communities.

For more information about the Trust click here, or to see the photo gallery showing where the Trust is making a difference click here.

Key Dates in 2022

Feb 6th - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Accession to the Throne
Mar 14th - Commonwealth Day
Apr 21st - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 96th Birthday
Apr 23rd - St. George's Day
Apr 23rd - Annual Cadet Parade & Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph and service at Westminster Abbey
May 8th - VE Day 
Jun 2nd - 5th - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Jun 6th - D-Day
Jun 11th - Trooping the Colour
Jun 13th - Garter Day
Jun 15th - Magna Carta Day
Jun 18th - Battle of Waterloo
Aug 15th - VJ Day
Sep 2nd - Anniversary of the End of World War II
Sep 9th - National AGM
Sep 16th - Battle of Britain Commemorative Lunch, The RAF Club, Piccadilly, London with guest speaker Dr. Emily Mayhew
Oct 21st - Trafalgar Day
Oct  30th - Annual Church Service, St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Mayfair, London
Nov 11th - Armistice Day
Nov 13th - Remembrance Sunday


Why Not Join Us Today?

We are an inclusive Society, open to all people who love England and Englishness and who support our aims and objectives. You can find full details on this website.

You can join the Royal Society of St. George in England by completing this online form today.
For US and other overseas applications, please go to our Membership page. For Affiliate applications, please contact the Administration Office.

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