Cranfield University is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

The University has long-standing ties to The Royal Family, with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh taking the Royal Visitor role for many years and becoming an active honorary graduate of the institution.

Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University, Professor Karen Holford CBE FREng, said: “We join the nation and indeed the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. She was much loved and widely respected around the globe, with an unparalleled dedication to public service throughout her 70-year reign.

“The Queen had a keen interest in higher education and how it shaped and developed lives across the world. Her loss will be deeply felt and our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Royal Family at this time.”