The Children’s Surgery Foundation has announced that Lady Frederick Windsor, the wife of Lord Frederick Windsor and daughter-in-law to Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has become their new Royal Patron.
Previously known as the Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity, the Children’s Surgery Foundation was founded 37 years ago to raise money for urgently needed equipment and items for hospitals to enable them to make uncomfortable hospital stays more welcoming and enjoyable. Its name was changed to its current form in 2019 when it collaborated with the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons.
The organisation works “to advance innovation in paediatric surgery, trains paediatric surgeons worldwide in contemporary surgical skills and carries out research to ensure improved child health.”
Lady Frederick Windsor said about her new patronage: “I am thrilled to come on board The Children’s Surgery Foundation. The amazing interventions this foundation suggests and then fund to make a sick child’s life less painful and harrowing are nothing short of inspirational. Of course, when a child‘s experiences are improved, the whole family’s stress is alleviated. This charity’s extraordinary work speaks for itself, and I am delighted to be able to join the voice.”
Sophie has joined the charity’s three other patrons: Lord Norwich, Susan Hampshire and Jane Asher.
Regarding their new patron, Munther Haddad, Chairman of the Board and Senior Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, said: “We feel greatly honoured that Lady Frederick Windsor has kindly agreed to join our Charity as Royal Patron. We are looking forward to working together, supporting and developing surgical care for children and their families.”
Lady Frederick Windsor is commonly known as Sophie Winkleman. As an actress, she still uses her maiden name in her professional career.
She and Lord Frederick have two daughters, Maud (b. 2013) and Isabella (b. 2016).