Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022 

Instead of the usual blog post this week, we wanted to make space to remember and honour Queen Elizabeth II:

The President, Council, members and staff of the Royal Asiatic Society are greatly saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen who was patron of our Society from 1952 to 2000. Her reign served as the lynchpin for the people of the United Kingdom in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Her life devoted to the common good in the service of her people will stand as a source of inspiration for generations to come.  We send our sincere condolences to His Majesty the King, our present patron, and the Royal Family at this very sad time. ​

Queen Elizabeth II attending a reception for the Society’s sesquicentenary in 1973