HRH Prince Philip
The community at Ridley Hall mourn the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and give thanks to God for his life of faithful service.
The Principal of Ridley Hall, the Revd Dr Michael Volland said, "Along with the students, staff and Trustees of the College, I am saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His loyalty, dedication, fortitude and devotion to public service are an inspiration and encouragement to us all.
"We give thanks for his life and significant legacy, which includes The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Launched in 1956, the scheme has helped millions of young people, including my own children, to rise to new challenges, grow in confidence and recognise the importance of working for the common good.’
"Since Ridley Hall’s foundation in 1881 the College has valued its strong and deep relationship with the University of Cambridge. The Duke of Edinburgh served as Chancellor of the University for 35 years, from 1976 until 2011 and we join with the collegiate University in expressing our sincere gratitude for his dedication and enthusiastic support of the University’s work.
"We give thanks for the marriage of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip and for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We pray that Her Majesty and the Royal Family will know the comfort and peace of Christ Jesus at this time. We pray that His Royal Highness may rest in peace and rise in glory."