A Royal Charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
The grant of new Charters is rare, reserved for eminent professional bodies or charities which have a solid record of achievement and are financially sound.
In the case of professional bodies they represent a field of activity which is unique and not covered by other professional bodies.
Royal Charters have perpetual effect.
CICM was awarded a Royal Charter to take effect 1 January 2015.
It is produced as a high-quality work of calligraphy on vellum.
If you would like to read the full press release on the granting of our Royal Charter click here.
Click here to see the formal photographs from the Royal Charter unveiling ceremony which took place on 10 March 2015.