Museums pay tribute to Prince Philip

The long lasting patronage of HRH Prince Philip has resulted in overwhelming support from museums across London following his passing earlier today.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort to a British monarch having been married to the Queen for 73 years, died earlier today aged 99.

The Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum has been supported by the Royal Family since its inception.

In a statement on their website, it stated: “As patron and collector, as well as designer and artist, the Duke of Edinburgh held a deep personal interest in British design, architecture and engineering, championing creativity and industry throughout his lifetime.

“It is with our deepest gratitude that we honour the Duke of Edinburgh’s dutiful and long-standing contribution to national life.”

Royal Museums Greenwich have similarly praised Prince Philip for his continued patronage, releasing a video on their Twitter highlighting key moments when the Duke of Edinburgh supported them throughout his lifetime.

These include in 1953 when he opened the Octagon Room at the Royal Observatory, and his opening of the Astronomy Centre in 2007.

Prince Philip attended a huge number of events and exhibitions at the Royal Museums.

The Cartoon Museum, meanwhile, praised Philip for his sense of humour during his over 20-year patronage.

He is said to have kept Giles cartoons in his personal collection, and loved Giles’ depictions of the Royal Family.

You can see more of South West Londoner’s Prince Philip coverage here.

Featured image credit: “Earth day in Greenwich parc B-16” by Julie70 Joyoflife under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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