16th May 2017


Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Britton has sent a letter to St George’s House at Windsor Castle extending “thanks and gratitude to the Duke for his many years of dedicated and unwavering service” on behalf of the local business community.

Following the recent announcement from Buckingham Palace regarding the Duke of Edinburgh ‘standing down’ from his Royal duties this autumn. On behalf of Thames Valley’s business community may we extend our thanks and gratitude to the Duke for his many years of dedicated and unwavering service.

We especially would like to recognise the support of St George’s House, founded by The Duke and then Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods in 1966 by H.R.H.   Today, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce has established a unique partnership with St George’s House. Hidden away within the castle walls, our Windsor Debates programme consultations aim to “reflect the ethos and core objectives of the House. It is a particularly suitable place to attract people in positions of leadership within government, industry, commerce and the churches as a place for discrete discussions of mutual and national interest.”

Through the Windsor Debates programme we have and will continue to aspire to honour the vision of the Duke of Edinburgh, working with the college of St George to provide opportunities where people of influence and responsibility in every area of society can come together to explore and communicate their views and analysis of contemporary issues”.

Please extend our very best wishes to the Duke and wish him well in ‘standing down’ from public duties.