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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Published 9 April 2021

A statement from the Royal Academy of Arts.

  • We are saddened to hear of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

    His Royal Highness was a dedicated supporter of the Royal Academy, serving on the Royal Academy Trust in the 1980s and as Honorary Patron of the RA Friends from 1977 – 2016.

    The Friends of the RA, the Royal Academy’s membership programme, was founded in 1977 by the then President of the Royal Academy, Sir Hugh Casson and we owe His Royal Highness a huge debt of gratitude as the first Patron of the RA Friends.

    Our thoughts are with our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, and the Royal Family.

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