Entries to the Horse World Remembers Book of Condolence will be on display at the Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021, as a gesture of appreciation for the Duke’s incredible life and achievements.

Such a huge loss but what a legacy has been left.
Always the gentleman with a twinkle in his eye!
You always listened and respected his knowledge and wisdom.
Sincere sadness and our family send huge virtual hugs to our Royal family.

Claire Jakeman
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I had the privilege to be part of the FEI driving team. His Royal Highness made each one of us feel valued members of the team and that our efforts were appreciated whatever the result.
After retiring I was fortunate to be able to go out with the pony team and we both enjoyed reminiscing about the thrills and spills of past days, together with the equine characters who either helped or hindered progress at competitions.
A man never to be forgotten by me or my family.

Brian Stanley
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It is with great sadness that Cpl Cruachan IV, the beloved Shetland pony mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and his handler Pony Major Mark Wilkinson give their condolences at the passing of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. Both are immensely proud to have had the privilege to meet the Duke on many occasions; including on Royal Guard at Balmoral and in the Duke’s capacity as Royal Colonel of the 4th Battalion (4 SCOTS).

This photo shows the Pony Major and Cpl Cruachan meeting the Duke at Catterick Garrison but they then had the immense honour of seeing him again two days later at Musselburgh Race Course where Her Majesty The Queen was marking it’s centenary with the unveiling of a statue. After the unveiling they escorted Her Majesty to the Royal Box stand where the Duke lent over and said: “Are you following me!”.

Their sincere thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen.

The Royal Regiment of Scotland Cpl Cruachan IV

A real man, a real Gentleman. I was very lucky to meet you on several occasions. Always had a smile or smirk on your face. Always interesting and always interested in others. Inspirational. RIP Sir.

Nicholas Cooper AWCF

Thank you, Prince Philip, for your steadfast presence and endless inspiration to people who still treasure your old-fashioned values. I was lucky to see you at RWHS in 2014. Sleep well, Sir.

Violet Marciniec

As a small child in the 1950s my sisters and I were regularly taken to Windsor Park with a picnic to watch the Royal procession drive to Ascot Races and we would courtesy as they passed it was a wonderful memorable spectacle the Royal family waived back and smiled. I used to regularly go to the Polo matches at Windsor Park (I still have a treasured polo ball that was used in one of the matches. When I later worked in London I met The Duke of Edinburgh on many occasions through my work with The Los Angeles Times he was always charming and amusing. Later when I took up private driving I had the honour to be one of the obstacle judges when The National Driving Championships were held at Windsor again The Duke of Edinburgh came round and talked to us. I will always remember him as a wonderful charming all round sportsman whom I admired all my life and was honoured to have met the world is a poorer place without him. I have being coming to Royal Windsor Show since the early 50s and it has been a large part of my life.

Anne Vestey

I join the many millions of people worldwide who share in the sorrow of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh. I was aware of his importance from my very early years, when I put together a scrapbook featuring our Royal Family - they were just the four of them at that time. I have had the priviledge of meeting The Duke on several occasions at The Royal Windsor Horse Show - an absolute joy every time. His support of the Queen and Country was immeasurable and it is fitting that the next royal yacht will be bear his name. Who can doubt that his spirit will be there at its launch. My sincere sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this very sad time.

Suzanne Cooksey

A true gentleman. We will continue to be inspired by his life and legacy.

Revd. Gary John Ball

On behalf of Members and residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead I extend our sincere sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and her family on the very sad loss of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It is the end of a special era for the Royal Borough. We have been lucky that HRH Duke of Edinburgh played a large part in the life of the Borough from his attendance at state occasions, weddings and parades held in Windsor; to his longstanding involvement in the Prince Philip Trust Fund; his participation and attendance at Mayoral Fundraising Balls and of course for his wonderful equestrian skills that we were able to see for ourselves with the carriage driving competitions at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and polo playing at Smiths Lawn. His encouragement to others and his joyful enthusiasm of the equine world has been an inspiration for so many people during his long life. We thank His Royal Highness for his loyal commitment and service as we reflect on his life and celebrate all that he meant to us.
Councillor John Story
Mayor
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

John Story
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Holding the Queen and the Royal Family in love and light during this time of grief and loss. My daughter and I (from the U.S.) have been forever inspired by the love and appreciation shown for horses over generations.

Maggie EVANS

My sincere condolences to the Queen at this time. Royal Windsor Show will not be the same without The Duke of Edinburgh, RIP.

Annie Shaw

I will always have such fond memories of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh going back to when I first joined the Windsor Park Club as a driver. In the more recent years stewarding with Prince Philip on the obstacles at National Events, he was a valuable, experienced and fun member of the team. So typical of the man 'giving back' to the sport he loved. I also had the pleasure of joining him and other members of the Windsor Club at Windsor Castle for a very personal birthday gathering on 3 occasions. Thank you for the memories,

Elaine McMellon
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My condolences to the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family upon the death of Prince Philip. It feels like the country has lost its Grandad.
My memories of him are through Carriage Driving Trials or Horse Driving Trials as they were then. A sport which he helped to start off around the time I was born!
My first recollection of him was at my first national event, I was grooming/backstepping for a friend. We were sat on the ramp of the lorry in the evening and my friend was drinking a beer straight from the bottle. “That looks nice” said the duke as he walked past, “would you like one?” asked my friend, so we gave him one and he thanked us and wondered off with it.
He used to pop up on the marathon sometimes as he was out to watch his friend, the lovely Sebastian de Ferranti, but he would always ask us how it was going.
I also referred to him as my “Team Mate” as we both represented Team GB in 2005 at the FEI World Combined Pony Championships at Catton Hall.
Horse people are usually fairly tough, but several people, my self-included, couldn’t help but well up when we saw the two ponies with his carriage walking up the path at his funeral. The horse world especially those from Driving Trials will miss him and are thank full for his contributions.

Jo Sore

Thank you for your contribution to the horse world. You will be missed by many, especially your wonderful one liners!

Bernadette O'Neill

A man of foresight and 'can do'. The Duke of Edinburgh created a world where equestrians were encouraged to follow their dreams. Horses were no longer seen as a sideshow on the extreme edge of sport.

His tenacity and determination to succeed together with a lightening wit, will be truly missed and can never be replicated.

Thank you Sir

Elaine Routledge

God bless you and the family you have left behind. Rest in eternal peace

TRACY MURRAY

I have many special memories of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and his involvement with Equestrian sports. His main discipline was with the world of Carriage Driving where he took a huge interest in encouraging so many young drivers in this fascinating sport. In so many ways he so effectively used his influence to encourage future generations.
One of my personal memories which related to showjumping was in 1977 when, as riders, Paul Schockemöhle and I created the International Jumping Riders Club. One of the main purposes of the Club was that we, the riders, wanted to form a good beneficial relationship with the FEI - the Governing Body based in Basle (with whom we had no previous communication). We made contact with the FEI saying we were now a club, never intending to be a union, which was feared by some.
We were absolutely delighted that when we approached The Duke of Edinburgh - who was then President of the FEI - he understood our wish to contribute and gave us his full support and encouragement. His backing was invaluable, even so much as to welcome us to the Annual FEI Assembly and grant us an hour window before the main Bureau members. It was wonderful to have his backing and acceptance and the equestrian sport has moved on immeasurably as a consequence. Since then riders and the FEI all work together to seek to achieve the best sport and we will always be indebted to him.

David Broome

Prince Philip will be missed by so many people. On the occasions that I have met him it, as well as it being an honour it was always a fun and lively conversation.

Valerie Bullett

Prince Philip will be missed by so many people. On the occasions that I met him it was both an honour and fun.

Valerie Bullett

It was a privilege to have know and work with you sir. RIP Your Royal Highness

Dickie Arbiter
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I have visited the RWHS since a teenager and it was always a bonus to catch a glimpse of the 'dashing Duke'...normally carriage driving or entertaining guests in the Royal box. Always a striking figure and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about everything equine...we shall miss him! Our thoughts are with our lovely Queen and I am sure that the return of RWHS this year will cheer her up....we look forward to visiting again and seeing her there with her horses. There have been many spectacular displays, but All the Queens Horses was fabulous!

Sara Batting

I have visited the RWHS since a teenager and it was always a bonus to catch a glimpse of the 'dashing Duke'...normally carriage driving or entertaining guests in the Royal box. Always a striking figure and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about everything equine...we shall miss him! Our thoughts are with our lovely Queen and I am sure that the return of RWHS this year will cheer her up....we look forward to visiting again and seeing her there with her horses. There have been many spectacular displays, but All the Queens Horses was fabulous!

Sara Batting

What a man, and willing to say what he was thinking.
I will never forget seeing Prince Philip driving his ponies on the cross country course at The Lowther Show when he was 84, putting the youngsters to shame and displaying his great courage.
A man not to be forgotten, will be missed and he leaves a great legacy in so many important areas.

Terry Lee

For everything you have done and the legacy you leave, thank you!

Jennifer Thomas

My condolences to the family. The Duke of Edinburgh will be much missed. His great contribution to the equestrian world will live on and be a lasting legacy.He gave so much but with discretion and without fanfare, so much to admire.

Rachel Vaughan Jones