Royal Charter

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A royal charter is granted to a corporation by the British sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council and gives it special status. The history goes back to the 13th century. Royal Charters, for example, were used to give settlements the status of towns and cities. New charters are still occasionally given to cities today, but usually they remain institutions of public interest such as B. Reserved for charities that have priority in the respective area and can demonstrate stability and durability. Many of the older universities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are also such bodies.

There are more than 900 corporations that have been granted Royal Charter . The incorporation by Royal Charter means that part of the control of internal affairs is transferred to the Privy Council. Changes to the charter are only possible with the consent of the sovereign, and changes to the statutes of a corporation require the consent of the council. For the internal affairs of the corporations, this means a considerable amount of government regulation in the interests of the public.

Institutions with a Royal Charter

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