news 16.04.21

HRH The Earl of Wessex responds to the thousands of amazing DofE memories, messages and stories from people across the UK

His Royal Highness says, “Reading just some of the wonderful memories you have shared about your experiences of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and, in some cases, of meeting my father, has been truly uplifting. I think I may have said once that he was a man that once met, never forgotten. He had a unique ability to make a lasting impression in a remarkably short time. I, like all my family, have a lifetime of lasting impressions, inspiration, shared passions and love. He may have departed this world, but his spirit and ethos lives on through his Award, through each and every life touched, transformed, inspired; then, now and in the future. Thank you one and all for helping to create such an extraordinary tribute.”

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Photo of HRH Earl of Wessex receiving Gold Award

Pictured: HRH The Earl of Wessex receiving his Gold Award certificate from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1986.