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our patronThe President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is the Patron of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Malta. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was elected President of the Republic of Malta on the 4th April 2014. A Parliamentary resolution on 1st April 2014, approved her nomination as the ninth President of Malta.

At the age of 55, H.E. Ms Coleiro Preca is the youngest serving President of Malta and only the second woman to hold the post of Head of State. Her nomination marked another development in the constitutional history of Malta, as the President was elected with the unanimous approval of all Members of Parliament.

During the month of August members of the National Council payed an official visit to the President where she confirmed her patronage of the Award in Malta. The National Council discussed with H.E. their plans for the growth of the Award in Malta.