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 also had a long and valued association with King’s, dating back to 1955 when he became a Life Governor of King’s College London.

Her Majesty The Queen

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, Queen Elizabeth II. Our sincere condolences are with the Royal Family and those close to her during this time.