West Ham United mourn Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


West Ham United has been left deeply saddened by the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on the age of 99.

The husband of Queen Elizabeth II of 74 years, Prince Philip was by Her Majesty’s facet to information the United Kingdom by way of almost seven a long time following The Queen’s coronation in 1952.

On behalf of everybody at West Ham United, Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold expressed their unhappiness at Prince Philip’s demise and honest condolences to the Royal Family.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s help for the folks of east London for a lot of a long time was a supply of inspiration and reassurance to so many

David Sullivan and David Gold

“Prince Philip has been a continuing within the lives of tens of hundreds of thousands of us, together with hundreds of thousands of West Ham United supporters, for almost a century, and his passing is a very sorrowful event for the entire nation,” mentioned Mr Sullivan and Mr Gold.

“His help for the folks of east London for a lot of a long time was a supply of inspiration and reassurance to so many, and every time he and The Queen visited, you may be certain many 1000’s would line the streets to welcome them.

“That was significantly the case in 2002, when West Ham United was given the honour of a go to throughout Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee tour, which included the opening of the West Stand on the Boleyn Ground.

“With his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for younger folks and the various different initiatives he led, Prince Philip stood for one of the best of British. He shall be massively missed, and our ideas on behalf of everybody on the Club are with The Queen and the Royal Family at the moment.”


Royal Visit in 2002Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visited the Boleyn Ground with HM The Queen in May 2002


A eager sportsman himself who was President of the National Playing Fields Association for 64 years, Prince Philip visited east London on many events throughout his lengthy life, becoming a member of Her Majesty on the opening of the West Stand on the Boleyn Ground to have fun The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in May 2002.

Then, Prince Philip was given a conventional East End welcome by each the Club and 1000’s of native folks of all ages and backgrounds, celebrating the variety of the Hammers’ residence London Borough of Newham.

Then-Chairman and present Life President Terence Brown welcomed the illustrious visitors to Upton Park alongside representatives from the primary group and Academy of Football, together with supervisor Glenn Roeder and gamers Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe. The Royal get together had been then invited inside for a Golden Jubilee Luncheon with Hammers officers and representatives from the London Boroughs of Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Havering, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The go to was removed from the one time The Queen and Prince Philip travelled to east London in current a long time.
In 2010, The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Olympic Park to view the development of the Olympic Stadium – now West Ham’s London Stadium residence – and Aquatics Centre forward of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Two years later, in July 2012, he returned with The Queen for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, throughout which the Royal couple witnessed Danny Boyle’s beautiful present that includes one of the best of British.


HM The Queen and Prince Philip


In 2013, The Duke of Edinburgh, who served within the Royal Navy through the Second World War and was later promoted to Commander, unveiled a plaque to inaugurate the SS Robin’s new everlasting residence in Royal Victoria Dock in Newham, only a mile from her authentic birthplace in 1890 on the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company – the place West Ham United was additionally initially fashioned as a works soccer group in 1895.

Most not too long ago, in 2017, 1000’s lined the streets as The Queen and Prince Philip visited Poplar to commemorate the one centesimal anniversary of the bombing of Upper North Street School through the First World War.

Everyone at West Ham United has been left saddened by Prince Philip’s passing and wish to specific honest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family at the moment.

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