The Patroness returns to Queens’

Her Majesty the Queen, the Patroness of the College, visited Queens’ today and was entertained to luncheon in Old Hall.

HM The Queen in Queens' College
The Queen arrived at the Old Gate and was greeted by the President, Lord Eatwell, who introduced her to the President-elect, Dr Mohamed A. El-Erian. Her Majesty had lunch with more than 80 Fellows, students and staff. The Royal Party then departed from Walnut Tree Court, through Friars’ Court and out into Queens’ Lane.

The Queen’s last visit to the College was in 2005 when Her Majesty was accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh who, at that time, was the Chancellor of the University. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visited the College as Patroness on many occasions and, latterly, in 1998 to mark the 550th anniversary of the foundation of Queens’.