It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was in Devon as a young naval officer, training at Britannia Royal Naval College, that Prince Philip met and later married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not surprisingly therefore the County has been important to them both throughout their lives and they have visited us here many times.

We give thanks for a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.

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Royal visit to Devon by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 30 October 2012

by | October 26th, 2012

 
The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Science by Plymouth University

The Duke of Edinburgh opened what is thought to be the UK’s most sophisticated wave energy testing tank at Plymouth University.

The £19m Marine Building heralds a “new dawn” for renewable energy in the region, said the university.

The Duke also unveiled a computer-operated ship simulator used to train future vessel captains.

He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Science by the University.

The doctorate was awarded to “pay tribute to his distinguished and decorated career” in the Royal Navy.