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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

by Clare Allcock -
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The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh will take place tomorrow.  Although College is not open we are sharing this information in line with the period of national mourning.

The Royal Ceremonial Funeral of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will be held on 17 April at 15.00 in St. George’s Chapel. Further details can be found at the Royal Website.  A national one minute silence will take place at 15.00 on the day of the funeral.  A Book of Condolence is available online at the Royal Website.

"The Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered fondly by many Yorkshire folk who met him.

Prince Philip accompanied the Queen on many visits to the region, including her Jubilee tours.

On one of his final trips in 2015 he amused his audience by describing himself as the "the world's most experienced plaque opener".

That visit marked the opening of Wakefield's £38m police training centre.

He officially stepped down from royal duties in 2017." (bbc.co.uk/news)

A Requiem Mass will take place at Leeds Cathedral this evening at 5.30pm.  The Mass will be live-streamed on Leeds Cathedral’s YouTube Channel, Leeds Cathedral Live, and can be accessed directly via this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-xVdN6rMCG0sSgxk8Rulow

 As a College we have provided the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme to students for many years to provide student with the experience and opportunities to support self-belief and build confidence and skills.  A fund in memory of the charity's founder, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been launched - The Living Legacy Fund is intended to give a million more young people the life changing opportunity of achieving a DofE Award to build their self-belief, confidence and the skills they need to tackle what life throws at them.  Information on donating can be found https://events.dofe.org/living-legacy-fund

 I am sure you will join us in commemorating HRH Prince Philip and his legacy for young people.