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Farewell HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

09 Apr 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99


Farewell HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The Duke was married to the Queen for 73 years and was the longest-serving consort in British history.

On behalf of the T&RA, heartfelt condolences are sent to Her Majesty the Queen and the whole Royal Family at this very sad time for the nation.

The Duke of Edinburgh has been a lifelong supporter of all sport and dedicated his life to public service, particularly to provide opportunity to young people.  In 2018, his son, the Earl Of Wessex, Patron of the T&RA, played on all 50 Tennis courts around the world, in support of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. The Challenge succeeded in raising awareness of the game among the next generation as well as raising more than £2m for the charity so that it could continue to reach many more young people, especially those at risk and marginalised, and give them the same opportunity and to discover their passion, their purpose and their place in the world.


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