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. ©

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was our Patron from 1952 until the time of her passing.

Over the years, we received tremendous support and encouragement from Her late Majesty for the work we do around the world.

From Australia to India, Ireland to Ethiopia, Chile to Singapore and many more, Her late Majesty visited a number of our offices across the world to meet our people, join our programmes and festivals, and encourage our students, partners, and beneficiaries.

As we mourn this loss, we are proud to have shared a special relationship with Her late Majesty The Queen, and we will forever be grateful for her patronage.

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 ©

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