Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021
At 3pm on Saturday 17th April, we will join the nation in a minute’s silence to pay our respects to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. Please join us in this national moment of reflection.
The Queen’s “strength and stay”, we wanted to celebrate just a small part of the Duke’s legacy:
- Husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather
- International sportsman
- World War II veteran
- Skilled pilot
- Explorer – the first Royal to cross the Arctic Circle
- Passionate supporter of the arts.
- Associated with 992 charities
- A patron, president or member of over 780 organisations
- First domestic president of the WWF
- Founded the Duke of Edinburgh youth awards programme in 1956 - A staggering 6.7 million people have taken part in the awards in the UK and now available in 130 countries and territories globally
- Completed 22,219 solo royal engagements
- Gave 5,493 speeches since 1952
Prince Philip lived a life of dedicated public service and has left his mark on the world.
This week we are lighting up our car park at centre:mk purple, in remembrance of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh