The Crown Prince Court (CPC), or the Diwan as it is locally known, is an independent entity that enjoys full legal status as a government body. It was established in 1976 and mandated to support His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in carrying out his national and international duties. CPC facilitates interactions between the Crown Prince and citizens of the UAE through general correspondence, the hearing of individual concerns and the identification of solutions, and manages the public affairs of the Crown Prince, including his involvement in corporate and philanthropic projects.
The Chairman’s Office, The Office of the Undersecretary and the General Director’s Office form the core of the leadership structure at the CPC. The CPC’s three strategic divisions are: Citizens’ Affairs Division, Protocol Division, and Business Support Division. These divisions are mandated to ensure that the CPC achieves the greatest level of effectiveness in the execution of its operations to support His Highness the Crown Prince, the Abu Dhabi Community, and the other Emirates.