HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We at the Junior Duke, are very sad to hear of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip.

As well as being the inspiration behind our Junior Duke, The Duke of Edinburgh and his Award Scheme were instrumental in the way so many of us have grown up and developed into the adults we are now.

The memories I have of my own journey through the three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh are vivid and still make me laugh! My friends and I learned so much by having slight disasters on bikes, at campsites, cooking very badly, swimming in Loch Torridon…and having to work out ways of coping and solving problems with no adult in sight.

I would like to thank HRH Prince Philip for all he did in creating an amazing Award and very much hope that he will now be able to oversee hundreds of expeditions and see the joy and life lessons he initiated. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her family at this sad time,