As the Royal Family regain public appeal after the Royal Wedding and the Jubilee Year, it’s important to remember where they factor into our local history. The Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh gained its Royal title in 1681 when Charles II established a Royal Charter for the college, encouraging its founding members to meet and discuss the advancement of medicine as a science and help the city’s poor and needy.
The RCPE is located at No. 8 Queen Street, in the heart of the new town of Edinburgh. The medley of Georgian and Victorian architecture boasts of the authority, intelligence and charisma of its occupants and regularly attracts corporate events and conferences. To honour the monarchy’s endorsement, the RCPE often hosts the current Royal Family. During her visit in 1966 with Prince Philip, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, acting Patron of the College, praised “the splendid setting and the extremely interesting documents and possessions of the College”.
The Great Hall, Cullen Suite, New Library and Queen Mother Conference Centre provide a backdrop of intellectual excellence and integrity for weddings, product launches, retirement parties and galas. The venue is managed by skilled event co-coordinators with unquestionably high standards, making the RCPE the ideal venue for both exclusive, extravagant events and low-key, private functions.