The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Lloyd’s to unveil a plaque commemorating the markets 325th anniversary. Lloyds staff, underwriters, brokers and members gathered in the Underwriting Room to greet Her Majesty with a resounding cheer.
Lloyds chairman John Nelson and Chief Executive Inga Beale led the Royal Party into the Room, and Lloyds famous Lutine Bell was rung twice to mark the occasion. Traditionally the Lutine Bell has been rung to herald important announcements it was last rung to mark the birth of baby Prince George.The Royal Party met people from the London market, as well as people who have benefited from Lloyds many community and charity programmes.
Following the visit, the Royal Party attended a private luncheon with the Council and Franchise Board. John Nelson said What a great day it has been for Lloyds to welcome HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. There was a wonderful turnout in the Room I am so pleased that so many people had an opportunity to see or meet the Queen and the Duke. The Royal Family have been great supporters of Lloyds throughout our history
(Source Lloyds of London)