On 25 June 2013 The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was awarded for the first time. The five engineers who created the Internet and the World Wide Web received their award from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf and Louis Pouzin were recognised for their contributions to the protocols that make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for inventing the World Wide Web, and Marc Andreessen, who wrote the Mosaic browser.
Earlier that day, the Lord Mayor hosted a lunch at the Guildhall in honour of the winners attended by Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. The day finished with an Engineering Party, at the Tate Modern on London’s Bankside.