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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Points to Note When Making a Nomination

  • Gather full details which must be accurate and factual .
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  • Tell a compelling story about your candidate.
  • Articulate what sets the candidate apart from others doing similar things.
  • Do not exaggerate the facts, present genuine evidence and market it well!
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  • Currency: your candidate must have been doing what they have been nominated for up to six months before the Honours list date.
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