While The Queen holds many patronages that are close to her heart, there is one cause that holds particular significance for her. Queen Camilla has worked with the Royal Osteoporosis Society for nearly three decades.
Osteoporosis is a condition where bone mass and mineral density decreases which can lead to severe pain and a much higher risk of fractures.
The Queen became familiar with the devastating effects of osteoporosis when both her mother and grandmother were diagnosed. Her grandmother passed away in 1986 and her mother passed away in 1994.
It was after her mother’s death that Camilla first began working with the then-National Osteoporosis Society. In 1997, she was named Patron of the organisation, and in 2001 she was made its President. In 2018, Queen Elizabeth II granted the organisation the royal title it now uses.
Her Majesty also supports research in the field of preventing and treating osteoporosis, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Southampton to mark her support of ongoing research.
The Royal Family marked World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October by sharing organisations and resources across it social media channels.