The Crown has a role as parens patriae or protector of charities.
Lord Eldon LC said: ‘It is the duty of the King, as parens patriae, to protect property devoted to charitable uses; and that duty is executed by the officer who represents the Crown for all forensic purposes. On this foundation rests the right of the Attorney General in such cases to obtain by information the interposition of a court of equity’
Lord Eldon LC
 EngR 326, (1816, 1817, 1818) 1 Wils Ch 323, (1818) 37 ER 138
England and Wales
Cited – Lehtimaki and Others v Cooper SC 29-Jul-2020
Charitable Company- Directors’ Status and Duties
A married couple set up a charitable foundation to assist children in developing countries. When the marriage failed an attempt was made to establish a second foundation with funds from the first, as part of W leaving the Trust. Court approval was . .
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Updated: 20 September 2021; Ref: scu.332326