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Her Majesty the Queen - Diabetes UK pays tribute

Diabetes UK today pays tribute to our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen. 


Queen Elizabeth II became Patron of Diabetes UK in 1952, and since then has been a valued champion of our work. 

Chris Askew OBE, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: 

“We’re deeply saddened at the passing of our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, and offer our deep and sincere condolences to the Royal Family. 

“As our Patron for seventy years, today we join with many millions of people across the world in mourning Her Majesty, and in celebrating her lifelong commitment to supporting the work of charities like ours.

“Her Majesty’s longstanding Patronage of Diabetes UK demonstrates a small part of a life lived fully in the service of others, and in championing good causes, that we will always remember and be grateful for.”

Dr Carol Homden CBE, Chair of Trustees at Diabetes UK, said:

“On behalf of the Trustees of Diabetes UK I offer my heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

“We will remember Her Majesty as a life-long supporter of charities working to improve the lives of people across the UK and worldwide, and in mourning her passing, we celebrate her longstanding Patronage of our life-changing work.”

We will fondly remember Her Majesty’s long-standing support of our work, which most recently included a reception hosted by the Queen at St James Palace in celebration of our 80th anniversary in 2015.

Her Majesty also hosted Diabetes UK supporters at the Queen’s Patron’s Lunch on the Mall in 2016, in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday. 

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