We join with the nation in mourning the loss of Her Majesty The Queen and reflect on her extraordinary life and reign.
As our Patron, The Queen had a long and valued association with King’s and visited the university on numerous occasions, usually accompanied by her late husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip. Prince Philip, had a long and valued association with King’s, dating back to 1955 when he became a Life Governor of King’s College London.
During her 70-year reign, The Queen has seen 12 Principals of King’s and has had a lasting connection with our campuses, officially opening the Strand Building, the Maughan Library, Bush House and Somerset House East Wing.
As the Patron of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, The Queen has been welcomed on numerous occasions at their medical and dental schools and has met with staff of King’s College Hospital on several occasions.
Her Majesty devoted her life to service and has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.
As a King's community we mourn the loss of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II. Our sincere condolences are with the Royal Family and those close to her during this time.
27 June 1972, HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip visited for the opening of the Strand Building
14 November 2002, HM The Queen visited for the opening of the Maughan Library.
29 February 2012, HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip visited for the opening of the Somerset House East Wing, home of The Dickson Poon School of Law.
19 March 2019, HM The Queen and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visited for the opening of Bush House.