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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has sadly passed away at the age of 99 today.

He was elected an Honorary Member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1948, with the official announcement made on 4th May 1948. 

A keen sports enthusiast, the Duke was a dedicated individual within The Royal Family. He was a patron, president, or member of some 800 organisations, particularly focused on education, the environment, industry and sport. 

The Duke of Edinburgh Cup is an annual international series of charity golf events with Royal patronage and has gone on to help young people all over the world.

Clive Edginton, Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, said, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh today. The Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews offer our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Club, of which Prince Philip was an Honorary Member. His Royal Highness’s charitable events have helped many young people around the world, leaving us a fitting legacy.”