HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926–2022)
Her Majesty the Queen had a long history with the Royal Opera House
We are enormously saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her patronage of the Royal Opera House was a source of great pride to all our artists and staff, and her longstanding support for the arts was deeply appreciated.
Her Majesty the Queen had a long history with the Royal Opera House, granting The Royal Ballet with its royal charter and becoming its Patron more than 66 years ago, in 1956.
Over the course of her life, Her Majesty was a keen supporter of the arts and visited the Royal Opera House many times, celebrating her Golden Jubilee here in 2002.
We send our sincerest condolences to all other members of the Royal Family at this very sad time for the whole country.