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Alumni in the News: Keron Steele

Thu, Apr 15th, 2021
Worth School

Former Worth student Keron Steele has been sharing his memories of the Duke of Edinburgh with us for this week’s Alumni in the News article, having interviewed the late Prince Philip some years ago as part of a feature on carriage driving that he was making for ITV South West.

Keron has had a long career as a TV sound engineer and has covered many major sporting events around the world. He said: “What an amazing chap he was. He was incredibly generous with his time and patience to a newbie. The only thing that saved me was that I think he could tell that I had done my homework.”

Prince Philip died last Friday at the age of 99. Keron, who was in Chapman House and left in 1976, goes on to say he thinks the Duke did a lot behind the scenes for sport accessibility over the years, but tended not to blow his own trumpet about it. There have been many similar statements about the Duke over the last few days from people who met him.

One of Prince Philip’s greatest legacies is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which Worth has run for many years as a Licensed Centre. An article of the DofE at Worth will be published on the school website tomorrow ahead of the Duke’s funeral on Saturday.

Worth Society is the School’s thriving alumni association that enables former pupils and staff to stay in touch with one another for business and social networking purposes, providing careers advice, support and lifelong guidance.