By sea, by land… the touching and unusual tributes left by some of the 780 groups and charities Prince Philip was involved with
- Hundred of groups and charities Prince Philip involved with paid unusual tribute
- At former school Gordonstoun pupils laid wreath at sea from the school’s yacht
- Sailors at Bembridge Sailing Club on the Isle of Wight competed for a new prize
Some of the 780 groups and charities Prince Philip was involved with have paid unusual tributes to him.
At Gordonstoun, his former school, pupils laid a wreath at sea from the school’s yacht anchored off Moray, north-east Scotland, on Saturday.
Sailors at Bembridge Sailing Club on the Isle of Wight competed for a new prize yesterday – the Prince Philip memorial trophy.
Dan Stevens and Kelsey Davies from the Outward Bound Charity ascend mount Snowdon to raise the Royal Sovereign Flag in honour of HRH Duke of Edinburgh’s involvement
The Ocean Spirit of Moray yacht which is crewed by pupils of Gordonstoun school. They layed a wreath in memory of Prince Philip who was a pupil of Gordonstoun
At Gordonstoun, his former school, pupils laid a wreath at sea from the school’s yacht anchored off Moray, north-east Scotland
Meanwhile, leaders at the Outward Bound Trust raised the Royal Standard yesterday from the highest peaks in Scotland, Wales and England – Ben Nevis, Snowdon, and Scafell Pike – to honour the Duke of Edinburgh’s 78-year commitment to the charity.
Chief executive Nick Barrett said: ‘He would have smiled to know that Outward Bound have chosen to honour him with a dynamic, adventurous activity.’
The Duke of Edinburgh’s longest charitable commitment was with The Outward Bound Trust, spanning seven decades.
The charity offers young people the opportunity to experience challenging adventures in the wilds of Cumbria, the Scottish Highlands, and in the Welsh Mountains. The courses give young people, who are often from underprivileged backgrounds, the chance to travel and challenge themselves in some of the UK’s most beautiful and remote terrain.
Outward Bound was founded in 1941 by The Duke of Edinburgh’s teacher at Gordonstoun and mentor, Kurt Hahn. The Duke of Edinburgh became involved at the charity’s inception as a supporter, before joining its board as Patron in 1953. His involvement included being an active Chairman of the board for many years. He formally retired from the charity in 2019.
Nick Barrett, CEO of The Outward Bound Trust said: ‘We couldn’t think of a better tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, than for some of our instructors to summit the three highest peaks in the UK on the day of his funeral. We are sure he would have smiled to know that Outward Bound have chosen to honour him today with a dynamic, adventurous activity. It’s our small way of acknowledging his life-long support and Patronage and that we will honour his legacy.’