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Queen to send condolences to Stephen Hawking’s family

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The monarch met the professor on several occasions.

The Queen meeting Professor Stephen Hawking (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The Queen will be sending a message of condolence to Stephen Hawking’s family, Buckingham Palace said.

The monarch met the renowned British physicist, who has died at the age of 76, on several occasions.

Professor Hawking and his daughter Lucy were introduced to the Queen in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace in 2006, at a “grey power” reception for those “Serving Beyond Sixty”.

The Queen meets Professor Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace (PA)
The Queen meets Professor Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace (PA)

Questioned about grey power, he added: “I think age doesn’t matter. I don’t feel grey.”

The same year, the Queen invited the scientist to a Buckingham Palace reception for representatives of the British scientific community.

The Queen with Professor Stephen Hawking at a Buckingham Palace reception for representatives of the British scientific community (Steve Parsons/PA)
The Queen with Professor Stephen Hawking at a Buckingham Palace reception for representatives of the British scientific community (Steve Parsons/PA)
The Queen with Stephen Hawking as she visits gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London (PA)
The Queen with Stephen Hawking as she visits gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London (PA)
The Duke of Edinburgh greets Professor Stephen Hawking during a reception for Leonard Cheshire Disability in the State Rooms, St James’s Palace, London (PA)
The Duke of Edinburgh greets Professor Stephen Hawking during a reception for Leonard Cheshire Disability in the State Rooms, St James’s Palace, London (PA)

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