Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
June XIIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLAMinister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
Social Studies students & post-secondary students of history will note the fantastic news that His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke Of Edinburgh & spouse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The IInd turned XC (90) this past Friday. The Duke has been a loyal spouse of Her Majesty since MCMXLVII (1947) when he married her & she was still just a Princess under the great stewardship of her father, the valiant World War II King George The VIth. He has performed his royal duties ably & while advising his good wife, he has never sought the spotlight. He loves her & respects her. He has shown his great intelligencia off by serving in the British Royal Navy & many different military capacity's. He has also served the Crown through his many chosen charitable endeavours & has now earned a retirement of glory & dignity. So perhaps it is fitting with his great naval skills that his wife granted him the title of Lord High Admiral, or Head of the Navy. Certainly a XCth birthday gift that the Duke appreciates, as will students & connoiseurs of British & Commonwealth Naval History. Way II go You Royal Highness!
Pip Pip & God Save The Queen,
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald.