Updated: Apr 12, 2021
An inspirational and committed champion of young people worldwide
It is with great sadness that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Bermuda acknowledges the death of our Founder HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT.
Sixty-five years ago, His Royal Highness established The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the UK. Since then, it has been delivered in more than 130 countries and territories, equipping and empowering millions of young people to build the skills, confidence and resilience they need to support their communities and be ready for the world.
HRH pictured with the 1998 Gold Awardees
Jovanna Douglas, Bermuda Award Chair said:
“On behalf of the Award Council, staff, volunteers, alumni and participants in Bermuda, we would like to send our sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, our Patron, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and to the members of the Royal Family at this sad time. We are proud to say that the Award has been running in Bermuda for over fifty years and has had over 10,000 locals who have participated in the programme. The Award encourages young people to learn new skills, get physically active, volunteer within their communities and discover a sense of adventure outside the classroom. The Duke of Edinburgh’s legacy will live on through the programme as participants across the world continue to engage in positive cultural, artistic and physical activities that they will take with them for the rest of their lives.”
Kenneth Bartram, Bermuda Foundation Chairman & Gold Award Holder said:
“I would like to say that I am sorry to hear of the loss of HRH Prince Philip and although he may be gone from our sight, he would be fondly and gratefully remembered by so many around the world for his vision to endorse such a legacy programme as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.