Her Majesty to Mark 150th Anniversary of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Queen Elizabeth II meets members of the public during a visit to the Lexicon shopping centre in Bracknell.

The Queen will visit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to mark 150th anniversary

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Her Majesty The Queen will visit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on 20th November 2018 to mark the Institution’s 150th anniversary.

During the visit, The Queen, Patron of RICS, will be given a tour of the London headquarters. Her Majesty will meet staff including those representing the organisation’s charitable work, trainees, students and diversity champions of the RICS. The Queen will also meet Mr Nigel Clutton, the great-grandson of RICS Founder and first President, Mr John Clutton.

Her Majesty will view an exhibition entitled ‘Shaping the World, Building the Future’, viewing items and mementos which celebrate the impact and contribution that surveyors all over the world have made over the last 150 years, as well as a Lego model of the RICS headquarters. At the conclusion of the visit, The Queen will lock a ‘Penfold Letter Box’ time capsule, which will be reopened on the Institution’s 200th anniversary.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the leading professional body in land, property and construction and was founded in London as the Institution of Surveyors on 15th June 1868. In 1881 it received a Royal Charter as The Surveyors’ Institution from Queen Victoria, before becoming the Chartered Surveyors’ Institution in 1930. In 1946, George VI granted the title ‘Royal’ and in 1947 the professional body became the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This year, the RICS is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Currently, there are RICS-qualified professionals in nearly 150 countries, and the Institution accredits 133,600 qualified and trainee professionals worldwide.

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