His Majesty King Charles III has accepted patronage of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL).

This continues the RSL’s long association with the monarchy following on from the more than 70-year patronage of the League by the King’s mother the late Queen Elizabeth II.

RSL National President Greg Melick said the League was delighted King Charles had accepted the invitation to become Patron.

“The RSL was recently advised of King Charles acceptance following a review of more than 1000 patronages held by the late Queen and the former Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Greg Melick said.

“Australia’s veteran community greatly values our Royal connection and looks forward to King Charles’ continuing interest in and support for veterans’ affairs.

“I am sure RSL members will join with me in welcoming King Charles patronage.

“Australian Defence Force personnel played an important role in King Charles’ coronation just one year ago, recognising our prominence in the Commonwealth and our strong association with the monarchy. This association will continue with the King now the Patron of the RSL,” Greg Melick said.