9 April 2021
Monarchy New Zealand today expresses its sadness at the passing of Queen of New Zealand’s consort, His Royal Highness
The Prince Philip
Prince Philip died aged 99.
Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort in New Zealand’s history. He has worked to support Elizabeth II in her role
as Queen since she came to the throne of New Zealand 69 years ago. In that time, he has travelled throughout Aotearoa on
at least 15 occasions, visiting countless cities and towns.
“His constant and unwavering support of the Queen over the years has been widely acknowledged,” Dr Sean Palmer, Chair of
Monarchy New Zealand says.
“But he also made a significant contribution in his own right, through his charity work and involvement in many
Among these are numerous military posts, patronages and honours associated with New Zealand.
Prince Philip dedicated his whole life to charitable causes. He was patron or president of more than 800 charities.
Among these, he was patron of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and was a life member of the Aviation Industry
Association of New Zealand. He was an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Engineers, the Royal
Naval Volunteer Reserve Veteran’s Association of New Zealand, and the Royal New Zealand College of General
Practitioners. He held the Royal New Zealand Returned