HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh
It is with the greatest sadness that the College has learned of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh earlier today (9 April 2021).
In addition to his many services to the country - as the Consort for seventy-three years of Her Majesty the Queen, as a decorated naval officer and as the dedicated patron of numerous organizations – he will particularly be remembered in Cambridge for his thirty-five years as Chancellor of the University, an office to which he brought great energy and distinction, as well as the keenest interest in everything and everyone.
As Chancellor, His Royal Highness was instrumental in the establishment of the Prince Philip scholarships for students from Hong Kong. Over the years, Magdalene has benefitted from the presence of many of these scholars, several of whom have gone on to careers of great distinction.
A full tribute appears on the University of Cambridge website, HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
On behalf of the College, I offer our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty and all of the members of the Royal Family.
Sir Christopher Greenwood, Master of Magdalene