Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became Patron of the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association (BELRA) in 1952 and The Duke of Gloucester is our Vice President.
Lepra was proud to have had the Queen as our patron and The Duke of Gloucester as our vice president.
Lepra’s relationship with the Royal Family has been longstanding since 1924, when the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII became patron of the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association (BELRA) now known as Lepra.
He was succeeded by his brother, His Majesty King George VI and his daughter Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty became Lepra's patron in 1952.
Her Majesty also attended a number of our events including our Diamond Jubilee thanksgiving service in 1984, and our ‘Quest for Dignity’ prize presentation in 1999.