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Royal charities renamed

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Coincides with king's birthday

Several royal charities are to be renamed following King Charles’s accession to the throne.

The Prince’s Trust will become The King’s Trust; the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund will be renamed the King Charles III Charitable Fund; and The Prince’s Foundation will become The King’s Foundation.

Most of the king’s charities have become household names since he either created them or took over their running.

The Prince’s Trust, which was set up in 1976, has helped over one million young people.

King Charles said he hoped his two sons William and Harry, now the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex, would take over the Prince’s Trust, which he set up with his Navy severance pay in 1976.

But William is paving his own way as the new heir to the throne, focusing on homelessness and mental health while Harry no longer works as a royal.

The switch in name to The King’s Trust means the monarch will be keeping this charity and the two other organisations under his auspices, despite the demands of his role as king.

The announcement was made to coincide with Charles’s 75th birthday.