Admiral of the fleet (Royal New Zealand Navy)

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was created admiral of the fleet in the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1954, following the coronation of his wife Elizabeth II as Queen.[1] He is not an admiral merely in his capacity as admiral of the fleet in Britain's Royal NavyNew Zealand, like Australia, maintains a separate rank.

HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales was present the honoury title on November 4, 2015.[2]


  1. ^ Heald, Tim (1991). The Duke: A Portrait of Prince Philip. London: Hodder and Stoughton. pp. 264–267. ISBN 0-340-54607-7. 
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