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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Duration: 03:37

In 1956, Prince Philip set up a scheme to encourage outdoors activity amongst young people. Over seven million young people in 130 countries have gained awards. His son Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex, interviews him about the origins of the scheme.

Prince Edward aims to discover if the Duke's award scheme both inspires and motivates individuals, aiding them in fulfilling their highest potential.

Available since: Fri 30 Mar 2012


HRH Prince Edward
HRH Prince Edward
Michael Begg
Dick Pull

This clip is from

The Duke's Award Episode 1

Prince Edward examines whether his father's award scheme truly inspires its participants.

First broadcast: 19 Apr 1987

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