Next month The Duke of Edinburgh will host a dinner for the Outward Bound Trust at Frogmore House.
After many years as Chairman of Trustees, The Duke is the Patron of Outward Bound and still extremely supportive of their work. As part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award parts of the Outward Bound curricula are used to achieve the steps in getting the award.
In 1999, The Duke of York followed his father as Chairman of Trustees. As patron, Prince Philip still spends time in helping the organisation.
“The aim of Outward Bound is to instill qualities of leadership in young people so that the challenges they will face in everyday life are not insurmountable,” according to their website.
The goal of Outward Bound is to assist youth in learning about skills they will utilise throughout life such as: teamwork, courage, leadership and communicating.
Founded in 1941 by Kurt Hahn and Lawrence Holt, the Trust was originally conceived as a school to teach survival skills for merchant seamen. After the World War II, they realised the course would help any individual interested in achieving self-sufficiency and awareness as well as coping skills to survive on their own if need be.
The dinner at Frogmore House will take place on 13 December.
Frogmore House is located at the private Home Park at Windsor Castle. The house has been a country home of numerous monarchs dating back to the 17th century. Frogmore was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite sanctuaries.
The garden now holds the Mausoleum where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are interred.
Queen Victoria frequently visited the Mausoleum and a ceremony was held there each year on 14 December, the anniversary of Prince Albert’s death. Upon her death in 1901, Queen Victoria was put to rest next to her husband.
Although the house is no longer used as a Royal residence, the house and gardens are often used by members of the Royal Family for official engagements such as dinners and receptions.