Prince Philip’s old school pays tribute to Duke with special wreath-laying ceremony

Prince Philip’s old school pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

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Staff and students on board Gordonstoun’s sailing boat paid tribute to former pupil Prince Philip. The 80-foot vessel, Ocean Spirit, sailed close to the harbour in Elgin to allow students to cast a wreath into the Moray Firth. The Duke of Edinburgh joined the boarding school in 1933 after briefly attending Schule Schloss Salem in Germany, owned by the family of her sister Theodora’s husband, Berthold, Margrave of Baden.

Students at Gordonstoun will also join the national minute of silence set to be held at 3pm before Prince Philip’s funeral begins at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Only 30 members of the Royal Family will be allowed to attend the service because of coronavirus restrictions on funerals.

Among the guests will be three of the Duke’s German relatives, including Bernhard, the hereditary Prince of Baden, grandson of Prince Philip’s sister Theodora.

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