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The white walled entrance and red and white striped tower of Souter Lighthouse lit by winter sun, with a glimpse of dark blue sea behind
Souter Lighthouse, Tyne & Wear, in winter | © National Trust Images/Dougie Holden


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His Majesty The King, our Patron, and Hilary McGrady, Director-General of the National Trust

His Majesty The King will continue as our Patron 

We're delighted that His Majesty The King will continue to be our Patron. King Charles is a passionate supporter of our work, particularly of our campaigns on rural and conservation issues.

Street sign of Bloom Park Road in Fulham, London, with pink blossoming tree next to it

Research explores lost blossom through UK place names 

As part of our 2024 celebration of blossom, we're sharing new research that's revealed the significance of historic blossom in influencing the street and place names that still exist today. Find out what this means for our blossom work across the UK.

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