Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Patron of the Royal Life Saving Society
21 April 1926-8 September 2022
All Members of the Royal Life Saving Society wish to express deepest sympathy on the passing of our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty assumed the role of RLSS Patron on 3 June 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI.
The origins of the Royal Family’s connection to the RLSS can be traced to the founding of the Society in 1891 with King Edward VII, King George V and King George VI having accepted the role of Patron.
Her Majesty held several Society awards including the Elementary and Intermediate Certificates, and was the first young person in the Commonwealth to achieve the Society’s Junior Respiration Award.
The Society is grateful to Her Majesty for her unwavering support to the RLSS and the cause of drowning prevention over 70 years.
In addition, RLSS Member Branches appreciate the support of Her Majesty’s Vice Regal representatives throughout the Commonwealth.
The Royal Life Saving Society and its members across the Commonwealth are united in offering deepest sympathy to members of the Royal Family at this time.
A tribute to the contribution of the Royal Family can be found here: The Royal Family – Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth (rlsscommonwealth.org)