HRH The Princess Royal


HRH The Princess Royal has a special interest in South Georgia and the Antarctic region. As the Trust’s Patron, HRH takes a keen interest in our work and SGHT greatly appreciates her long-term patronage.

The Princess and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence have made two visits to South Georgia; the first in March 2009 with the South Georgia Heritage Trust, where amongst other duties HRH opened the new Carr Maritime Gallery; and the second in 2016 with the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands.
HRH is also Patron of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and has visited the Antarctic Peninsula region more than once.


Baroness Young of Old Scone

Honorary President

Baroness Barbara Young of Old Scone accepted an invitation to become an Honorary President of SGHT in May 2010. Baroness Young sits in the House of Lords.

Baroness Young is currently chair of the Woodland Trust. She is a former Chief Executive of the Environment Agency and the RSPB. The nature of her distinguished career means Baroness Young is particularly interested in SGHT’s environmental initiatives, which include support for research into the prevention of albatross deaths, the groundbreaking Habitat Restoration Project which saved millions of South Georgia’s native birds by eradicating rodents from the entire island, and the GSGSSI biosecurity dog team which helps prevent future threats to native wildlife.’