HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – 1921-2021

Photograph by Jamie McCaffrey, Toronto, 2013

It is with great sadness that we hear today that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away at the age of 99.

The longest-serving royal consort in British history, Prince Philip retired from public life in 2017 and will be remembered for his lifetime of service and duty. Described by the Queen as her “strength and stay all these years”, the Duke will be fondly remembered for being, primarily, Her Majesty the Queen’s steadfast supporter. He will also be remembered for founding, in 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme which was created to give young people “a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities” as well as his work with the World Wildlife Fund, with whom he championed environmental causes.

We share in the collective sadness of the day and, of course, wish Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family our fondest wishes and condolences at this time.