Oxfordshire Branch

Our Royal Patron Her Majesty The Queen, 1926 to 2022

Staff and volunteers across the RSPCA share the nation's sadness on the passing of our Monarch and Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

During her 70-year reign The Queen was well known for her love of animals and particularly her beloved dogs. 

In 1840 we received royal approval from Queen Victoria and we continue to be extremely proud of our royal heritage. We were honoured to take part in a parade for the Silver Jubilee in 1977, as well as the Patron's Lunch in 2016. Looking ahead to 2024, we will be awarding a new award in The Queen's name to honour those who have made a huge contribution to animal welfare.  

Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive of the RSPCA