Her Majesty The Queen has died aged 96 after becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.
Sidney Sussex College is greatly saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. The Master, Professor Richard Penty, said “Tonight’s news has brought great sadness to the people of the United Kingdom. The Sidney community joins with people around the world in mourning her loss. She will be warmly remembered by Fellows, students, staff and alumni alike. We extend our deepest condolences to the members of the Royal Family”.
On 8 March 1996, Her Majesty became the first reigning British monarch to visit Sidney Sussex on the occasion of its Quatercentenary. Together with Prince Philip, she was escorted by Professor Gabriel Horn, the then Master, on her tour of the College. A highlight of the visit was the unveiling of a stone plaque that was incorporated in the William Mong Building and which is on proud display today.
Her Majesty The Queen waving to the crowd during her visit to Sidney in 1996
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