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Royal connections

Royal visits and connections, past and present

1886

Since Queen Victoria presided over the grand opening ceremony of Royal Holloway College on 30 June 1886 the College has continued to grow in size and status to become one of the top international and research-led universities in the country.

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is the present Chancellor of the University of London and is regularly welcomed to Royal Holloway as a distinguished guest, maintaining our privileged association with royal families past and present.

2017

Princess unveils plaque

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, and Chancellor of the University of London officially opened the latest addition to our campus.

The Emily Wilding Davison Building (named after a Royal Holloway College alumna) encompasses a state-of-the-art library, student services centre and careers & employability services, as well as event and exhibition spaces, providing space and resources to meet the needs of students today.

Past royal visits

Find out about past royal visits and connections with Royal Holloway and Bedford College over the years 1886-1900, 1901-1914, 1921-1931, 1933-1937, 1949-1958, 1960-1967, 1970-1984, 1986, 1988-1999, and 2000-2017

 

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The College Archives

The Royal Holloway Archives and Special Collections records relating to the histories of Royal Holloway College, Bedford College, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, as well as personal papers of former staff and students.

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