Our Patron Queen Elizabeth II at our office in Spring Gardens, celebrating our 50th anniversary in 1984
Our Patron Queen Elizabeth II at our office in Spring Gardens, celebrating our 50th anniversary in 1984. ©

British Council

Our Patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

We receive tremendous support and encouragement from Her Majesty for the work we continue to do, across the world.

 

Her Majesty the Queen with students from overseas at the British Council in 1955
Her Majesty the Queen with students from overseas at the British Council in December 1955 ©

British Council

Over the years, Her Majesty has visited a number of our offices worldwide to meet our people, join our programmes and festivals, and speak with our students, partners, and beneficiaries.

We are proud to share a special relationship with Her Majesty The Queen, and we are grateful for her patronage.