The 99th Birthday of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Today, 10 June 2020, marks the 99th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

The Duke of Edinburgh had a successful career with the Royal Navy and served in the Second World War.  Upon the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952, he turned his focus to supporting the Queen.  He is Patron or President of over 780 organizations, many of which are Canadian, with which he is still associated but no longer plays an active role.  In May 2017, it was announced that the Duke would no longer carry out public engagements.

The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied the Queen on five official visits to Nova Scotia and he has made several  private visits to the province.  The most notable was on 31 October 1958 where he made an unscheduled stop in Springhill on 31 October 1958 to meet injured miners, their families and the families of those who died in the Springhill Mining Disaster.

On behalf of all Nova Scotians, Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc send their best wishes to His Royal Highness.

The enclosed photograph of the Queen and Prince Philip was taken a few days ago in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle to mark the Duke’s birthday.