The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering was honoured to have Prince Philip as its one and only Royal Fellow.
The Duke of Edinburgh was a strong supporter of the Academy’s establishment and was inducted as a Fellow in 1977, just one year after the Academy was inaugurated.
Prince Philip met with ATSE Fellows on a number of occasions and had an interesting debate with Foundation President Sir Ian McLennan on the concept and scope of the technological sciences.
He also held engineers in high regard.
In an interview with the BBC Radio 4’s Today program in 2015, Prince Philip said “everything not invented by God is invented by an engineer”.
He went on to add that engineers hold the key to the future of humanity and its ability to continue to thrive on the planet.
The Academy of Technology and Engineering offers its heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the royal family.