Medical royal colleges pay tribute to QueenBMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o2196 (Published 09 September 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2196
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
UK medical royal colleges have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after the news that the country’s longest serving monarch had died, aged 96.
The Royal College of Physicians of London was among those to pay tribute to her service over a 70 year reign. The college noted that as its “visitor”—the equivalent of a patron for other organisations—the Queen visited its Regent’s Park headquarters three times. Her first visit was for the building’s official opening in 1964, and she returned in 1986 to open the nearby medical precinct of terraced houses that were refurbished to accommodate RCP departments and other medical organisations.
Most recently the Queen visited …