Prince Philip is the most prominent former student at Gordonstoun School. Recently, the school held a memorial service to pay him tribute by laying a wreath at the Hopeman Harbor coast.
On their training boat, the current pupils observed a moment of silence as they remembered where Prince learned sailing skills in his teenage years.
A student lifted a burner with Edinburgh’s coat of arms as he played along the shore. Her Majesty was proud to present the burner to the pipe band in 2019.
Lisa Kerr, the principal, mentioned that the school was like home to Prince, who had experienced a stormy life earlier.
Through an interview with the PA news, Lisa Kerr said that Prince Philip was the tenth student to join the school in 1934, where he experienced peace and comfort.
The school played a significant role in changing the boy’s life. It allowed him to reevaluate himself and become a valuable person in the community.
Gordonstoun made Prince fall in love with the sea, developed an outgoing character, and discovered his affection for sports.
The school opened his mind, influencing him to serve other people whenever he can. The school’s curriculum went a long way to molding the best version of Prince Philip.
Phillip’s love for the school was a lifetime commitment, which saw him enroll his children and grandchildren in Gordonstoun. The principal explained how Prince would come to the school, now as a parent.
She cited a particular day he displayed a handwritten paper saying mum and dad during a drama performance. Prince Edward was performing in that event, which showed how deeply Phillip loved his children.
According to the headteacher, Gordonstoun was commemorating Phillip’s affection for the school.
The institution spent the previous week appreciating how it positively influenced the life of the legendary.
The students with communities around the UK came together in honor of paying tribute to the duke.
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