The Mountbatten Program offers our deepest condolences to HM The Queen and members of the Royal Family on the sad news of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His family heritage and name, Mountbatten, were very important to him, and resulted in the Royal Family now carrying the name Mountbatten-Windsor. He was cousin to our first Patron, The Countess Mountbatten of Burma, and our current Patron, Lord Ivar Mountbatten was his first cousin, once removed.
One of Prince Philip’s lasting legacies is The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, set up more than 50 years ago to encourage young people to challenge themselves and to appreciate the importance of teamwork. Many candidates who apply to the Mountbatten Program proudly list their Duke of Edinburgh awards on their resumes as part of their achievements and something of which they are justly proud. The success of the Award is a testament to the impact it has had, and will continue to have, on young people throughout the world.
Loyalty, duty and service to his country, were the hallmarks of his life, as were his love and devotion to his wife, Queen Elizabeth, and to the family he cherished.
May he Rest in Peace.
HRH Prince Philip with Patricia Knatchbull, later the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, and his godson, Norton Knatchbull, the current Earl Mountbatten of Burma