The Shipwrights’ Company is deeply saddened by the death of its former Permanent Master and Past Prime Warden, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness was elected to the Court in 1954, served as Prime Warden from 1954-55 and became the Company’s second Permanent Master after King George VI, a post he relinquished in favour of HRH The Prince of Wales in 2012. His Royal Highness’s long association with the Shipwrights’ Company was coupled with a remarkable contribution to its relevance, modernisation and philanthropic focus and his influence as Prime Warden and Permanent Master has been profound.
The announcement from Buckingham Palace reads:
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Friday, 9 April 2021