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11 April 2021

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on 9 April 2021.

Prince Philip served his Crown, his country and the Commonwealth for nearly 80 years. During his service, his deep affection for Australia saw him visit on more than 20 occasions, bearing witness to key moments in our country's history. He was in Australia for the opening of the Royal Australian Mint in 1965, the Sydney Opera House in 1973, and Parliament House in 1988.

The Duke was also Patron or President to almost 50 Australian organisations, including The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which has been inspiring young Australians for 65 years.

You can leave an online condolence message or download a condolence book PDF 781 KB and mail your messages to The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. You can also view the photo gallery celebrating his life.

The condolences will be collated and sent to Buckingham Palace. The messages will also be archived by the Commonwealth and may be displayed at its national institutions, such as the National Library of Australia, to form a lasting record of this moment in history.

You can read more about the life of His Royal Highness on the Royal Family website.

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