In December 1840, HRH Prince Albert visited the Polytechnic Institution. Following his visit, he agreed to become patron and thus began a long history of royal patronage.
In this online exhibition, we explore our links with HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family over the course of our 184-year history.
Timeline of Royal Patronage
1840 – Prince Albert becomes patron of the Royal Polytechnic Institution
1863 – Edward, Prince of Wales becomes patron of the Royal Polytechnic Institution
1912 – King George V and Queen Mary become patrons of the Regent Street Polytechnic
1952 – Queen Elizabeth II becomes patron of the Regent Street Polytechnic and later Polytechnic of Central London
1992 – Queen Elizabeth II consents to continue as patron of the now University of Westminster
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