Birmingham Royal Ballet is saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away this morning aged 99. Our thoughts are with our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, our President, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and their families at this time.
The Company had the honour of performing for His Royal Highness and Her Majesty The Queen in 2002 for a special concert in the city celebrating Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee.
The concert featured Birmingham Royal Ballet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, gospel trio Nu Life, Thomas Trotter and the Dhol Blasters in a programme that included Elgar's Nursery Suite and Walton's Te Deum.
CEO of Birmingham Royal Ballet Caroline Miller OBE said:
We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
Birmingham Royal Ballet had the privilege of performing for both Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in July 2002 at a concert held at the city’s Symphony Hall celebrating Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee, which I know is a dear memory for all of those who were involved. The Duke will be greatly missed, our thoughts are with The Queen and The Royal Family at this time.
Chair of the Board of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sir David Normington GCB said:
Myself and the Company are very sad to hear the news of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing. Prince Philip leaves behind him a wonderful legacy, particularly the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, which have supported generations of young people. Our thoughts are with our Patron Her Majesty The Queen and with our President His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at this time.