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Death of HRH Prince Philip

Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh died  on Friday 9th April 2021.

As a Church school we offer our most sincere condolences to our Supreme Governor - the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. 

 

As we give thanks to God for the life of a Prince Philip and his years of selfless service to our country, we take inspiration and comfort from St Paul’s first letter to Timothy as we support our Christian community in traveling forward. 


‘I urge, then first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ‘ Timothy 2:2-1

 

In school, this week, we will be celebrating his life and achievements through our worship.

 

Please join us in praying for the Queen and the Royal Family during this difficult period of mourning: 

 

God of our lives, 

we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, 

for the love he shared among us,  and for his devotion to duty.   

We entrust him now to your love and mercy,  through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.

Amen.  

Life facts 

  • Full title; Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich.
  • Born 10.6.1921 in Corfu, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark
  • Grew up in GB, educated at Gordonstoun School, nr Elgin, Moray, Scotland
  • Attended the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
  • 1.1940 – 1945 ~ served with the Royal Navy in combat in the Mediterranean and Pacific Oceans
  • 28.2.1947 – Became a British subject, renouncing claims to the thrones of Greece & Denmark and abandoned own royal titles and assumed the surname Mountbatten
  • 20.11.1947 – Married Elizabeth, (72 years married -2019)
  • He continued Naval active service, Commanding the frigate Magpie, until the Queen’s ascension on 6.2.1952
  • 1956 - Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (DofE) – more than 6m young adults since have engaged in community service
  • 1957 – Queen Elizabeth conferred on him the dignity of Prince of the UK;

"The Queen has been pleased to declare her will and pleasure that His 'Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh shall henceforth be known as His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the palace said in a statement on Feb. 22, 1957

  • 1981-96 First President of the World Wildlife Fund
  • 2011 – 90th birthday was given the titular title and office of Lord High Admiral, (Head of the Royal Navy)
  • He is the longest reigning consort in British history
  • He carried out 22,219 solo engagements since Elizabeth became Queen in 1953, more than 300 public engagements a year, second only to Princess Anne.
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