Without knowing it then, HRH Prince Philip had a big impact on who I am today.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award was part of our school curriculum. He had the vision to create a holistic educational program that instilled volunteerism, sense of service, physical activity, expeditions and life skills. I never thought I would have the honour to meet him- and I am grateful I did - and was able to thank him for indirectly making me aware and love everything that lies beyond the classroom walls at school (even if at times I didn’t like those overnight hiking and camping expeditions!:)
Thank you for all your service, for inspiring millions of children to be more compassionate and active, and for making people - laugh.
Born in Greece 1921. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.