The British Heart Foundation has paid tribute to Prince Philip’s ‘life characterised by support for good causes’.
Prince Philip was a patron of the charity for nearly 60 years, and a devoted supporter of the British Heart Foundation since it was founded in 1961.
The Duke of Edinburgh helped organise many high-profile fundraising events, supported the creation of nine BHF-funded centres of excellence and opened a state-of-the-art medical scanning centre at the University of Edinburgh.
His support helped fund life changing research that has greatly benefited the lives of those who suffer from heart and circulatory diseases.
In an official press statement BHF Chief Executive Charmaine Griffiths said: “We’re deeply saddened by the death of our patron, Prince Philip HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.
“Prince Philip’s role as our patron was one aspect of a life characterised by support for good causes and devotion to public service. His contribution will forever be remembered.”
A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced 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.”
Together they had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
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