From playing as a child at Broadlands, through to the launch of Britannia in 2015; the self-professed “worlds most experienced plaque unveiler” had a long and well-established relationship with Hampshire.

The Duke of Edinburgh married Princess Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, with the couple spending their wedding night at Broadlands, Romsey.

The Royal couple left the estate - owned by Philip’s uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten - the following day before making their way to Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate.

On the way to Romsey, the couple were given a full civic welcome by Winchester city chiefs as they stepped off the British Royal Train.

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The ancient capital of England greeted her majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh once again on June 8, 1959, as the couple declared Hampshire County Council’s £600,000 offices open and announced that the building would be known as Elizabeth II Court.

There was a roar of approval from thousands of spectators who waited in the showers for the royal couple to appear on the balcony facing the West Gate.

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Prince Philip was the patron of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble, having become Admiral of the Club in 1952, and was Admiral of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes.

The Prince visited Hamble numerous times in these capacities, including in 2012 when he was invited for a special luncheon engagement - the final event in the club's 175th anniversary year.

During the visit, he viewed a model of a proposed new yacht haven which was named after him.

Prince Philip also had strong ties with Ordnance Survey, Southampton, having been with the Queen when she opened their headquarters in Millbrook on May 1, 1969.

The royal couple had just toured Cunard’s new liner Queen Elizabeth 2 on the day before the ship departed on her first transatlantic crossing. Philip also visited the ship to say farewell when she was retired from service in 2008.

The royal visit to Ordnance Survey made history that day as it was the first to be made to the OS by a reigning monarch.

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The Duke also opened the current home of the OS in Nursling on October 4, 2011, where he was given a tour of the £40 million complex.

He met with more than 250 surveyors and joked about being “the worlds most experienced plaque unveiler” as he performed the opening ceremony.

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One of the Duke’s most notable engagements in Hampshire includes his visit to Romsey Abbey in 2007 with the Queen for a special service to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Hampshire Town receiving its Royal Charter.

The Royal couple arrived at Romsey Abbey by black Bentley for the special celebratory service.

The Queen unveiled a plaque before the couple went on a "walkabout" back along Church Street and through Market Place. The Royal couple accepted flowers and greetings from the crowds as they made their way to the Town Hall.

The Queen and the Duke then attended a short reception in the Town Hall where they met members of the town council and representatives from local organisations.

Following the reception, they returned to Broadlands to plant a mulberry tree just as King James I had done on his visit to the town in 1607.

The Duke's famous award scheme was introduced in 1956 and aimed at providing youngsters with an opportunity to make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence.

The scheme provided popular across the nation, including in Hampshire.

The Prince met with almost 1,000 youngsters when he piloted a helicopter into the grounds of Peter Symonds College in 1978.Daily Echo:

In around 90 minutes, he spoke with between 200 and 300 youngsters that were taking part in the award scheme.

The Prince was there to gather a progress report on how the scheme was going in Hampshire, although he also got a first-hand report by watching what was happening.

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The following year, on April 11, he was joined by the Queen as the royal couple visited Winchester Cathedral on an important day – the 900th anniversary of the historic building.

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Visitors to Winchester arrived in their hordes from early morning as they hoped to catch a glimpse of the pair.

As well as the public getting to see them on their informal stroll around the Law Courts courtyard, 53 men and 53 women got the chance to meet properly with them when they received the traditional Maundy Money during an hour-long service.

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One of the Prince’s last public engagements in the county came on September 19, 2017, when he was at the launching of Britannia.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were treated to a tour of the cruise ship in Southampton.

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Prince Philp spent time meeting staff and special guests on board Britannia after the Queen had officially named the vessel.