Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Prince Philip at the Museum of Zoology. Photo: University of Cambridge

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced today. Prince Philip was Chancellor of the University of Cambridge for 35 years, from December 1976 to June 2011.

Professor Stephen Toope, the current Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “It is a great sadness to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip’s strong and deep relationship with Cambridge went back many decades, and his enthusiastic support of the University’s work, both as its Chancellor for 35 years and at other times in a personal capacity, was deeply appreciated here. On behalf of the Duke’s many friends and well-wishers at the University, I extend my most sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.”

The University's news story can be found here.

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