The College community mourns the loss of HRH Prince Philip KG KT PC OM GBE AK AC(Mil), Duke of Edinburgh who played such an influential role in the Commonwealth as consort to Her Majesty the Queen throughout her long reign. At 99 he was just two months short of his 100th birthday and his service to Queen and country is a long read that includes: Field Marshal of the Australian Military Forces, Admiral of the Fleet of the RAN, Marshal of the RAAF, Colonel-in-Chief of the Australian Army Cadets, [plus equivalent roles in the British Military Forces], Lord High Admiral (2011-21), Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh (1953-2010), Chancellor of the University of Salford (1967-91), Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1976-2011), Founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and served as a Royal Navy Commander in WW2. HRH visited Australia on 21 occasions during his lifetime including the University of Sydney on 29 May 1986.
The College joins with the people of Australia in honouring Prince Philip’s memory on the day of his funeral at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Pic: HRH Prince Philip in March 1973 in Canberra with Pauline Prime Minister Mr Gough Whitlam (in College 1935-42). [Fairfax Media]