The Royal Charter

First granted to the Legion in 1925, The Royal Charter defines the objectives and the powers of the organisation as a whole.

About our Royal Charter

The Royal British Legion is a body incorporated by Royal Charter rather than under the Companies Act. The Charter sets out the Legion's objectives and powers. It also details how the organisation is to be structured, organised, managed and run.

The first Charter was granted to the British Legion, as it was known then, in 1925 by King George V. That first Charter has been changed by various Supplemental Charters to develop alongside the needs of the serving and ex-Service community, and the evolving structure of The Royal British Legion.

Please click here to download The Royal Charter.

Motions for amendments to the Charter can be put forward by the Legion's members and are debated at Annual Conference.