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HRH The Princess Royal officially opens RUSI’s Admiral Lord Cochrane Room

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the Institute to officially open the Admiral Lord Cochrane Room. During her visit, HRH unveiled a plaque in the Admiral Lord Cochrane Room, celebrating the official opening of one of the Institute’s historic rooms.

A new portrait of Admiral Lord Cochrane was also unveiled by Mr Nicolas Ibanez Scott, President of the Board of the Chilean think tank AthenaLab. The portrait, painted by Mark Roscoe, commemorates Admiral Lord Cochrane’s vital role in advancing the independence of Chile, as well as his command during the Napoleonic Wars.

The Admiral Lord Cochrane Room was named in recognition of the generous donation provided by the Drake Foundation to support the successful redevelopment of RUSI’s main building at 61 Whitehall. The Drake Foundation supports AthenaLab to promote debate and inform discussion around Chile’s domestic and foreign policies.

Sir David Lidington, RUSI’s Chair said:

On behalf of the entire Institute, I would like to thank Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal for generously giving her time and celebrating the opening of our Admiral Lord Cochrane Room.

Dr Karin von Hippel, RUSI’s Director-General said:

I want to express the Institute’s gratitude to the Drake Foundation for its immensely generous donation, which formed a vital part of the fund which enabled the successful redevelopment of the Institute’s historic home at 61 Whitehall.

Mr Nicolas Ibanez Scott, President of the board of AthenaLab said:

We are immensely privileged to celebrate the legacy of Admiral Lord Cochrane and his foundational role for the Chilean Navy in the esteemed presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The opening of the Admiral Lord Cochrane Room marks a lasting tribute to our relationship with the Cochrane Family and also solidifies our bond with RUSI.
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