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Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 350th anniversary convocation in 2010.
The Council of the Royal Society can recommend members of the UK Royal Family for election to the Fellowship. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is our patron.
There are currently six Royal Fellows (their election year is given in brackets):
HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York 
HRH Prince William of Wales 
HRH The Duke of Kent 
HRH The Princess Royal 
HRH The Prince of Wales 
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh 
Read about our President, Sir Paul Nurse
Biographical information on past Fellows.
Each year up to 52 Fellows and up to 10 Foreign Members may be elected.
Read the biographies of those elected in:2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
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Learn about our mission to expand the frontiers of knowledge.
There are about 1,450 Fellows and Foreign Members.
The Council and Board manage the Society's activities.
We have had 350 years at the heart of scientific progress.
Annual publications about our finances and activities.
Information about jobs and internships at the Royal Society.