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The Coronation of King Charles III

King Charles, then His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, unveiling a plaque at the Brunel Science Park in 1986

Brunel University London offers its congratulations to His Majesty King Charles III on the occasion of his Coronation.

Our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Andrew Jones, said: “On behalf of Brunel University London, I would like to extend warm wishes to King Charles III on the occasion of his official Coronation as monarch.

“At Brunel, we recognise the importance of an inclusive social purpose and of delivering diverse thinking to address the major challenges we face in a changing world.

“This aligns with how, under King Charles's leadership, the monarchy continues to adapt to changing circumstances, reflecting the evolving needs and expectations of a strong, prosperous and multicultural nation.

“We join those across the United Kingdom, and around the world, in offering him and The Queen Consort our best wishes on this historic occasion.”

The King and the University

On 4 December 1986, King Charles, then His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, visited our campus to launch the UK's first university science park, the Brunel Science Park.

According to an article published in that month’s in-house Reporter magazine:

‘The Prince of Wales showed much interest in what he heard and saw and indeed the Opening Ceremony was delayed by some minutes for the tour to be completed.

‘In his short address The Prince of Wales referred to the context of Hillingdon as a most appropriate area for the Science Park Development with Stockley Park, Heathrow, the Motorway network etc being close by. He also saw the development as testimony once again that great efforts are being made to effect further university/industry co-operation.’

In recent decades, several University staff members who have been awarded an honour, as part of the New Year or Queen’s Birthday Honours, received their insignia from The Prince of Wales at investiture ceremonies at Royal residences.


Meeting Brunel students in 1986

Photographs provided by Brunel University London's Archives and Special Collections

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