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Royal visits

From its earliest years to the present day the history of Cardiff University is enhanced by numerous memorable events.  These have served to recognise progress, celebrate achievement and to raise the profile of the University.  Throughout this period the University has been fortunate in the continued interest shown in its work by successive generations of the royal family.  Pictures and details from many of these visits area highlighted here.

  • 2009 - His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester
    His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester met researchers, arthritis sufferers, clinicians and local fundraisers when he officially opened The Arthritis Research Campaign Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre at the University.
  • 2006 - HRH Prince Michael of Kent
    Prince Michael, visited Cardiff Business School and met MBA International Automotive Industry Management elective. He also visited the Cardiff Racing Team, where he got a glimpse of the 2006 racing car model that will compete for the UK Formula
  • 2003 - Prince Charles
    In 2003, following the announcement of the Queen's New Year's honours list, the Palace chose the University as the venue for the Investiture ceremony, which was presided over by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
  • 2002 - Prince Charles; Princess Anne
    Prince Charles opens the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society, and Princess Anne speaks at the opening of the Hydroinformatics Conference in Cardiff.
  • 2000 - Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
    The visit by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was another important milestone in the distinguished history of Cardiff University.
  • 1999 - Prince Charles
    The Prince of Wales brought an informal air to his visit to the University when he met staff and students and spent time learning about mosquitoes and rare snails.
  • 1997 - Prince Charles
    The Prince of Wales expressed a keen interest in the development of the Glamorgan Building to provide first class premises for teaching and research, when he visited the University in 1997.
  • 1995 - Prince Charles
    The Prince of Wales received a rapturous welcome from students when he officially opened the Talybont residences in 1995.
  • 1993 - Queen Elizabeth II
    She officially opened the engineering complex and graciously consented to it being named the Queen’s Buildings.
  • 1960 - The Duke of Edinburgh
    The Duke of Edinburgh visited Cardiff University in 1960.
  • 1912 - King George V and Queen Mary
    King George and Queen Mary visited in 1912, opening the Viriamu Jones Research Laboratory and appearing on the balcony of the Council Chamber.
Queen's Anniversary Prize