About us Who we are Our Patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall became Beanstalk’s Patron in January 2013, at the start of our 40th Anniversary. On that day she visited St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Battersea, the flagship school of our ‘Get London Reading’ campaign. At the visit she met Beanstalk reading helpers and read the fairy story Jack and the Beanstalk to a group of young children. The Duchess of Cornwall was no stranger to Beanstalk’s work, having previously visited Cavendish Primary School in Chiswick, West London in 2011 to watch Beanstalk reading sessions. We are delighted that The Duchess of Cornwall has agreed to support Beanstalk in this way. For a long time she has been closely involved with efforts to make sure children have the literacy skills needed to succeed in life.