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Over the last 30 years the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust has awarded more than £4 million to craftspeople including glassmakers, thatchers, handloom weavers and stained-glass artists. In a new book, A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, the Prince o
The craftspeople benefitting from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
IT WAS NEARLY THIRTY years ago that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, my beloved grandmother, suggested to the Royal Warrant Holders Association – that distinguished body of tradesmen supplying their crafts, services and products to the Royal Households – that they should establish a charity to support and sustain Britain’s cultural heritage through excellence in craftsmanship. Thus, The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust was born.
Craft has always been at the heart of our country’s identity, from the charm of our many thatched houses, to the magnificent stained glass of our cathedrals and to the finest weaves and fabrics that remain the world’s envy.