Our Royal Charter
Our Royal Charter is proudly displayed in the RPS museum in London.
Once a charter has been approved by Her Majesty in Council, the vellum document is prepared by special printing.
An order is then made to direct the preparation of the warrant for the passing of the charter under the Great Seal. Upon receipt of this, the Queen signs the warrant itself and the charter is then sealed in the Crown Office.
The sealing process involves heating the two halves of the silver seal mould in an oven for half a day until it is hot enough. The two halves of the seal are then fused around the ribbon attached to the bottom of the charter.
A charter cannot be brought into force until this process has been completed.