The National Horseracing Museum is saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away this morning aged 99. Our thoughts are with our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, and The Royal Family at this time.
“I have had the pleasure of Prince Philip’s company on a number of occasions in both Edinburgh and Cambridge, where he was Chancellor of both my universities.
Today, however, I write on behalf of the Trustees, Director, Staff and Friends of the National Horseracing Museum, for whom he was an iconic figure, with his love of equine sports.
He will be remembered by all of us for his delight in carriage driving and for his generosity in making time to talk to countless people, unfailingly putting a smile on their faces. We will miss him greatly.
Her Majesty and all the members of her family are very much in our minds during this time of sorrow.”
Canon Stephen Bourne
Chairman of Trustees
The National Horseracing Museum