His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is the Field Marshal of the New Zealand Army, Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy, and Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
His time supporting The Queen as royal consort exceeds that of any other consort in British history. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, which was founded in 1956 and established in New Zealand in 1963, continues to be a popular way to encourage and motivate young New Zealanders over the age of 14 to become involved in a programme of voluntary self-development activities. He is patron of over 800 organisations, including the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and is a life member of the Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand. He is an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Engineers, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Veteran’s Association of New Zealand, and the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has accompanied The Queen on her visits to New Zealand, the first being in 1953, and the last in 2002.