“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. … The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.” – from a statement from Buckingham Palace in London, this April 9th, 2021
A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
Posted April 9th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
For as long as most of us can remember, he has already been a few steps behind her, dressed in his regal best.
Prince Philip, husband and, by so many accounts, a pillar of strength to Elizabeth, the reigning Queen of England, died this April 9th, 2021 at age 99.
Through literally dozens of Prime Minister in Canada, and his own country and at least a dozen U.S. Presidents, he was there, from the Queen’s coronation in 1952 and on, through so much history that has shaped the world that challenges us today.
Whether you are a supporter of monarchy or not (and I am not), but you have to pay at least a little respect for that – including Prince Philips life-long interest in promoting the conservation of our world’s natural environment.
Rather were other aspects of his life – warts and all – but this veteran environment writer will pay tribute to him for his many years as a voice for conservation.
For more on Prince Philip and his role as a ‘first man’ to the Queen, click on the screen immediately below –
Let me leave you with a few words of wisdom about protecting the natural places on our precious planet, Doug Draper, NAL –
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