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21 April 2016

Epilepsy Society wishes Her Majesty The Queen a very happy birthday

Epilepsy Society wishes Queen Elizabeth II many happy returns on her 90th birthday.

Her Majesty The Queen has been the patron of Epilepsy Society since the death of her father, George VI in  February 1952.

Epilepsy Society has been privileged to welcome many royal visitors to its Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire, including Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Diana.  The Society had the pleasure of welcoming Queen Elizabeth II herself to the Chalfont St Peter centre in December 1985 to open a new accommodation building named Sarcus Dean Hostel.

Epilepsy Society chief executive officer, David Marshall said: "Her Majesty The Queen has been patron of more than 600 charities over the last 64 years and we are very proud to be one of those charities. The royal family has been very supportive of people with epilepsy. Her Majesty visited Epilepsy Society in 1985 to open new accommodation for residents living here and she also spent time  finding out about diagnostic tests and  the impact that epilepsy can have on someone’s life.

Other royal visits

"We have also been honoured to welcome other members of the royal family here including The Queen Mother. Our most recent royal visitor was Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who opened one of our newest houses for people with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities.

"It is wonderful that five of our supporters and their guests will be helping the Queen to celebrate her 90th birthday at the Patron’s Lunch in the Mall on 12 June. All of us at Epilepsy Society would like to send our very best birthday wishes to Her Majesty and to thank her for her support."

Epilepsy Society is delighted to be able to share footage of the Queen's visit to the charity in 1985, where she met residents and watched demonstrations of EEG monitoring.

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