Prince Philip’s legacy was honored, but it was a bittersweet moment for the Duke, who died before seeing the homage.
A lifeboat named after PRINCE PHILIP has been dedicated to his service and legacy.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), an organization Prince Philip was passionate about, has recognized the late Duke of Edinburgh’s long-standing support for the marine sector and service in the Royal Navy. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has named a new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat after the late Queen’s husband.
The lifeboat not only bears Prince Philip’s name, but it also features an obvious reference to the Duke’s naval history.
Prince Charles placed an engraved silver plate depicting a magpie to the lifeboat earlier this summer.
This is a clear reference to Prince Philip’s command of the HMS Magpie, which he assumed on this day in 1950.
The lifeboat, which was built to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh’s centenary, will be deployed in 2022 in Wells-next-the-Sea, near Sandringham, where Prince Philip spent much of his retirement from royal responsibilities.
According to Buckingham Palace, Prince Philip was aware and happy that the RNLI intended to honor his legacy by naming this lifeboat after him.
The RNLI’s chief executive, Mark Dowie, expressed his regret that the Duke of Edinburgh was unable to witness the unveiling of the boat.
“It’s a huge honor, not just for Wells Lifeboat Station, but for the RNLI in general,” he said.
“In his 100th year, we had intended to honor the Duke of Edinburgh’s long service and support for the marine industry by naming a lifeboat after him.
“We heard that the Duke was happy to learn that a lifeboat would be named after him and that it would serve a town so close to Sandringham.
“Unfortunately, the Duke died before His Royal Highness could witness it, but we are honored to honor his memory in this way today.”
The new lifeboat is the 53rd to be funded by government servants as part of The Lifeboat Fund’s 150th anniversary fundraiser.
Chris Hardy, the Wells lifeboat operations manager, stated of the latest addition to the RNLI fleet, “Wells lifeboat station is enormously happy and privileged to have its new Shannon class lifeboat named Duke of Edinburgh.”
“We have no doubt that our new lifeboat will continue the essential mission of saving lives at sea to which we have dedicated ourselves.”Brinkwire Summary News”.