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Photo gallery: The College's Royal links and Patrons

The College's Royal links and Patrons over the years

On 5 December 1932, The Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, opened the British College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ new building at Queen Anne Street in London alongside President and Co-Founder, Professor William Blair-Bell.

 

In 1951, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, arrived at the RCOG to accept an Honorary Fellowship.

 

Princess Elizabeth meets with the RCOG’s first female president, Dame Hilda Lloyd.

 

Princess Elizabeth was admitted to the RCOG as an Honorary Fellow by the RCOG’s first female president, Dame Hilda Lloyd.

 

In 1954, The Queen Mother attended a reception to mark the RCOG’s Silver Jubilee.

 

In 1957, The Queen Mother laid the foundation stone of the RCOG’s new home at Sussex Place.

 

On 13 July 1960, The Queen officially opened the College’s new building at Sussex Place. Alongside her is Sir Andrew Claye who was President of the RCOG from 1957-1960.

 

The Queen and Sir Andrew Claye at the opening of Sussex Place.

 

The Queen addressed guests at the opening of Sussex Place

 

The Queen and Sir Andrew Claye at the opening of Sussex Place.

 

The Queen’s thank you note to President Sir Andrew Claye following the official opening of Sussex Place.

 

In 1966, Princess Margaret was admitted to the College as an Honorary Fellow.

 

In 1979, Princess Anne was admitted to the College as an Honorary Fellow.

 

In 1979, The Queen attended an evening reception to celebrate the RCOG’s Golden Jubilee.

 

Here the Queen signs the RCOG visitors’ book.

 

In 1979, The Queen Mother attended the RCOG’s Golden Jubilee celebration. Here she is signing the RCOG visitors’ book

 

In 1979, The Queen Mother addressed attendees at a celebration to mark the RCOG’s Golden Jubilee celebration.

 

In 1982, The Queen Mother visited the RCOG for what is believed to be the last time.

 

In 1987, The Princess of Wales was admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the RCOG.

 

The Princess of Wales signs the RCOG visitors’ book.

 

The Princess of Wales leaves the RCOG.

 

On 27 February 2018, Professor Lesley Regan welcomed The Duchess of Cambridge to the College.

 

The RCOG awarding a royal patronage to The Duchess of Cambridge.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge signing the RCOG visitors’ book.