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HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH
A Tribute from The Guards Magazine

Since 1948, Prince Philip appeared in over 100 photographs in The Guards Magazine, accompanying Her Majesty The Queen on ceremonial occasions, visiting regimental events as Colonel of the Welsh Guards, Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and Senior Colonel. Here are just a few photographic memories of a long life of service to the Nation, the Commonwealth, and the Household Division.


HRH Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, Colonel Grenadier Guards, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Major General J C O Marriott, at the Royal Tournament, Olympia. June 1948


The Duke of Edinburgh watching the Canadian Guards,
training at Valcartier Camp, Quebec. Summer 1954


The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh,
Colonel of the Welsh Guards, taking the salute at
Buckingham Palace on the conclusion of the Queen’s
Birthday Parade on Thursday, 10th June 1954


The Colonel of the Welsh Guards, attended by
the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Alderman D T Williams,
on the occasion of the Welsh Guards receiving
the Freedom of the City. 27th April 1957


The presentation of the Horse and Hound Cup by The Queen to the Silver Greys. 3rd August 1958



The Colonel of the Welsh Guards, accompanied by Captain P R G Williams (Welsh Guards) inspecting Welsh Guards members of the Guards Parachute Company. Left-to-right: Sergeant White, Lance Sergeant Peach, Guardsman Griffiths, Guardsman Monteith, Guardsman Mercy, and Guardsman Price. 1962


The Duke of Edinburgh, visiting the Junior Guardsmen’s Company, is shown a ‘jalopy’ built from scrap by Junior Guardsmen. Left: Guardsman Barfoot (Grenadier Guards), Lieutenant Colonel M C Thursby-Pelham (Welsh Guards). Right: Colonel C A la T Leatham (Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Welsh Guards). 1962


The Duke of Edinburgh under instruction from Lance Sergeant Lawson
(Welsh Guards), on the driving and handling of an armoured
personnel carrier. Later, Prince Philip drove the vehicle.
Waterloo Barracks, Munster. 1970


The Duke of Edinburgh at the Guards Depot. 1974


The Colonels of the Regiments of the Household Division. Left-to-right: Major General Sir George Burns (Coldstream Guards), Admiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma
(The Life Guards), The Duke of Edinburgh (Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Kent
(Scots Guards), The Prince of Wales (Welsh Guards), Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer
(The Blues and Royals), General Sir Basil Eugster (Irish Guards).
The Queen’s Birthday Parade, 11th June 1977


The Duke of Edinburgh, with Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker-Bowles, talking to members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment injured in the bomb attack in Hyde Park on 20th July 1982


The Senior Colonel talking to Captain R A K Field (The Blues and Royals)
at the Presentation of South Atlantic Campaign Medals.
Buckingham Palace. 1st December 1982


The Colonel of the Grenadier Guards talking to members of the
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards at Middletown, County Armagh. 1987


Prince Philip on a visit to the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
in Armagh, escorted by the Commanding Officer,
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Bolitho. 1994


Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, inspecting a Guard of Honour from 1st Battalion Irish Guards on Horse Guards. 9th July 1996


Queen Rania of Jordan and Prince Philip at the start of the State Visit
with her husband King Abdullah. Windsor Castle. 7th November 2001


HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the
Queen’s Birthday Parade. 12th June 2004


The Duke of Edinburgh, Senior Colonel and Colonel of the Grenadier Guards,
at the Menin Gate, Ypres on Armistice Day, 2013, for the ceremony of

the ‘Sacred Soil’ of Flanders Fields


HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the Queen’s Birthday Parade. 13th June 2015


HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the Garter Service. 16th June 2014



HM The Queen lays a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior during the service on the eve of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. With Prince Philip and the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend John Hall. Westminster Abbey. 30th June 2016


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