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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh retires

August 7, 2017
HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh with Gold Award Holders

He has attended more than 500 Gold Award Presentations in the United Kingdom alone as well as at least 11 in Australia.

The Award now operates in more than 130 countries and territories with over 8 million Participants world wide

We remain immensely grateful to HRH for his continued Patronage and send him our thanks and good wishes as he steps down from public engagements this month.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is growing year on year, under the Chairmanship of HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, with over one million young people doing their Award worldwide.

We would like to thank HRH The Duke of Edinburgh for his direction and support in creating the world’s leading youth achievement award.


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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh presenting Australia's first Gold Award Holder Michael Dillon AM in 1963