After three years preparation, our Royal Charter – one of only 1,000 dedicated over the past 800 years – was granted at a ceremony in St Paul’s Cathedral on 17 June 2010. After the service, the Lord Mayor’s Pikemen escorted the Royal Charter to the Mansion House, where members and guests celebrated the award at a dinner.  The Company was honoured by the presence of  His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.