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Vale HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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Commonwealth Games Australia mourns the passing of his Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99.

A tremendous supporter of the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Sport Movement, Prince Philip had been appointed Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President in 1955 and attended numerous Games, both in that role and as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, patron of the CGF. A role he held for over 30 years.

The Cardiff 1958, Perth 1962, Kingston 1966, Edinburgh 1970, Christchurch 1974 and Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games were all opened by Prince Philip.

Prince Philip opening the Perth 1962 British Commonwealth Games. (CGA Archive)

 

Prince Philip meeting with athletes including Australian swimming star Michael Wenden at the Edinburgh 1970 Games. (CGA Archive)

 

HM Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip at the Edmonton 1978 Games. (Getty Images)

 

 

Prince Philip acknowledging Australian troops at the Brisbane 1982 Games. (Getty Images)

 

Prince Philip joins HM Queen Elizabeth II and Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson to see off the Queen’s Baton for the Melbourne 2006 Games. (Getty Images)

 

Prince Philip joins HM Queen Elizabeth II and Australian cycling legend Anna Meares to see off the Queen’s Baton for the Gold Coast 2018 Games. (Getty Images)

 

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