09 April 2021
British Red Cross expresses sadness at news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh
Mike Adamson, Chief Executive at the British Red Cross, said: “We are deeply saddened at the news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing and send our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.
"Prince Philip served as chairman of the British Red Cross council from 1970 to 1974 and he accompanied Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, our longest serving patron, at numerous Red Cross events both in the UK and overseas.
“The British Red Cross is also proud to be a long-term supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Many of the hard-working young volunteers that have come to us through the Award have continued to volunteer with us for several years.”
More information about the history of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with the British Red Cross:
- Prince Philip accompanied Queen Elizabeth II, the British Red Cross’ longest-serving patron, at numerous Red Cross events both in the UK and overseas.
- He served as Chairman of the British Red Cross Council from 1970 to 1974 and regularly chaired meetings in person.
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award, founded by the Prince, recognises the British Red Cross as an approved activity provider of volunteer opportunities for the Award.
For further information:
British Red Cross Press Office
- 0207 877 7557
- Out of hours, 07719 391703
- Spokespeople available: Interviews with British Red Cross spokesperson available on request