8 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 to 2022

The College issues a statement.

On behalf of the optometric profession, we are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and join with the entire nation in mourning her loss. We express our deepest condolences to the entire Royal family at this difficult time.

The Queen was a devoted public servant and will be remembered for her life-long service to the nation. We, along with people across the UK and the Commonwealth, will keenly feel her loss.

Our communications during the mourning period

During the official period of mourning, the College has suspended all proactive communications. We will work as normal during this time, but will not publish or release any new material, including content on our social media channels.

Our staff remain available to continue to help and support you.