Tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)
UIPM has written to HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Princess Royal to express condolences on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has died aged 99.
The Duke had been Patron of Pentathlon GB since 1958 and formally opened the UIPM 2001World Championships in Millfield (GBR), one year after Stephanie Cook and Kate Allenby won the country’s first Olympic Modern Pentathlon medals at Sydney 2000.
The Duke also served as President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), where he was succeeded by his daughter, the Princess Royal (herself a multiple Olympian and now IOC Member).
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann said: “As Patron of Pentathlon GB for 63 years, the Duke played an important role in the development and growth of Modern Pentathlon in the United Kingdom.
“When the Duke formally opened the 2001 UIPM World Championships at Millfield School it was a special moment that will live long in the minds of all who attended the ceremony.”