HRH Prince Philip- A life of great service ends at 99

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has joined with the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express her sadness at the death of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

For nearly 80 years, Prince Philip served his Crown, his Country and the Commonwealth.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was, in the words of Her Majesty, her ‘strength and stay’.

Beginning as a naval cadet in 1939, he served in war and in peace. When Her Majesty ascended the throne, The Duke ended his military service and became her constant support.

Prince Philip was no stranger to Australia, having visited our country on more than 20 occasions.

Through his service to the Commonwealth he presided as patron or president of nearly 50 organisations in Australia. Given his own service, Prince Philip also had a strong connection with the Australian Defence Force.

Ms Landry said “For 65 years, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme has encouraged over 775,000 young Australians to explore their leadership potential. Forty thousand young Australians are currently participating in the program. Prince Philip embodied a generation we are likely to never see again.”

On behalf of the people of Capricornia I send our love and deepest condolences to her Majesty and all the Royal family. The Commonwealth family joins together in sorrow and for the loss and life of Prince Philip. God bless from all here in Australia.

Further details about Australia’s remembrance of Prince Philip will be announced over coming days. Flags will be lowered in honour of His Royal Highness

 
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