By Anne Locker, Library and Archives Manager
Throughout history, the Royal Family has continued to support engineers across the world and the engineering profession. From Royal patronage and serving Presidents, to Honorary Fellowships and engagement with engineering and technology, we’re showcasing some of the great moments from our history and archives as people around the world celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
In 1921, the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) - later the IET - was awarded its first Charter. It was granted by George V on 15 August 1921, and the King also agreed to act as the Institution’s first royal patron supporting the Institution and engineering profession. Edward VII, George VI and Elizabeth II also went on to act as patrons and advocates of engineering and technology.