Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh: 1921-2021
"The Trustees of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation are deeply saddened by the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. As a past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and now Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize, I have witnessed the transformative impact that Prince Philip had on the success and status of engineers in the United Kingdom. His involvement and commitment to the creation of the Academy was decisive, propelling engineering to the forefront of society. In 2015, he wrote of great engineers that “instead of complaining, they think of ways to make things better.” The engineering community and the nation have benefitted greatly from his own dedication to that principle. Prince Philip always thought of ways to innovate, modernize, and make things better. He will be greatly missed."
Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation.
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