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Prince Philip set to travel to Belgium

The Duke of Edinburgh continues to amaze the international community as he has roared back to a full schedule.  Prince Philip, 92, was hospitalized for eleven days earlier this year.


He has resumed his official duties this autumn and is keeping up an unstoppable pace.  The Duke will travel to Belgium on November 11 to partake in a Last Post ceremony in Ypres, Belgium.  This ceremony will culminate in the collection of some soil from Flanders Fields which will be taken to a memorial garden in London.

This garden is at The Guards Museum in London, which is a military museum and home to five regiments of Foot Guards. Included in this are The Grenadier Guards, of which Prince Philip is Senior Colonel of the Household Division and Colonel. Prince Philip will be making the trip to Ypres without Her Majesty.

The Memorial Garden ‘Flanders Fields 1914-2014’ is the work of world renowned landscape architect Piet Blanckaert from Bruges, Belgium.  The Garden is intended to not only be a powerful remembrance of the lives lost, but also to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, and as a symbol of gratitude to the British people.

This event is flanked by two other appearances. Prince Philip is scheduled to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on Rememberance Sunday, 10th November, a regular event in which he will be accompanied by other senior members of the Royal Family. He will also be presenting The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

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