In the 1980s His Royal Highness visited Lloyd’s on multiple occasions.
In 1982, the Youth Business Initiative was launched which enabled young people, mainly disadvantaged, to start and develop their own businesses.
His Royal Highness said “I am enormously grateful to those in the Lloyd’s Community for the generous support they are giving, or have offered to give, to this enterprise. I need hardly say that I am also full of admiration for the enterprise and the determination of all those young people whom we have been able to assist. I only wish we could do more.”
In 1984, as President of the Mary Rose Trust, His Royal Highness visited Lloyd's to attend a reception and accept a gift of £78,000 to help retrieve and display the vessel which has been under water for over 400 years.
The Mary Rose, King Henry VIII's favourite warship, was built in Portsmouth between 1509 and 1511 and served in the Royal Navy until she was sunk in 1545.
His Royal Highness has been involved with the ship's Trust ever since his first dive on the wreck back in 1974.