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Queen shares new photos of Prince Philip to celebrate his incredible life

The Queen has shared a number of photos of her late husband, Prince Philip, to celebrate his incredible life and work.

The royal family’s social media accounts have posted pictures looking back on his military life, overseas travels and conservation life, including snaps of him laughing and smiling with his beloved wife.

There is also an incredible photo of him surrounded by butterflies during their migration, shared in reference to his work for the environment.

Some of the pictures also pay tribute to his military life, which were shared as part of a tribute by the Royal Naval College.

Philip was a cadet at the college and was given the King’s Dirk, the award for the best all-round cadet.

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The photos show some of their overseas trips

The photos include an old picture from his early days in the Navy as well as more recent shots of him carrying out official engagements in his roles as Admiral of the Fleet, British Army Field Marshal and Royal Air Force Marshal.

There is also a post looking back at his work with the Commonwealth, talking about his commitment to “meeting and connecting with people from every walk of life”.

There are photos of him with the Queen during their trips through the decades.

He visited 50 Commonwealth countries

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And 70% of all of the world’s countries

The caption reveals that Philip visited 70% of the world’s countries and 50 Commonwealth countries. 229 of the overseas trips were solo and the rest at the Queen’s side.

It reads: “The Duke of Edinburgh was committed to the Commonwealth, meeting and connecting with people from every walk of life.

“The Duke had a number of Commonwealth appointments over the course of his life, including with the Commonwealth Games Federation, The Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth and the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League. His Royal Highness also had military affiliations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago.

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He wanted to meet people from all different walks of life

Prince Philip
Some of the trips were solo, but others were at his wife’s side

“The Duke of Edinburgh held Patronage appointments in 12 different Commonwealth countries from the Bahamas National Trust to Surf Life Saving Australia. In 1956, His Royal Highness founded The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences, bringing together emerging leaders from across the Commonwealth. The conferences have continued to this day, and over 10,000 people having participated in The Duke of Edinburgh’s leadership programs.”

Prince Philip was extremely passionate about the environment and conservation, something he’s passed on to his children and grandchildren.

In a post about his conservation work alongside the beautiful butterfly photo, the caption reads: “The Duke of Edinburgh was a passionate advocate for conservation, wildlife and the environment.

“Prince Philip was the first President of World Wildlife Fund @wwf_uk, International President of @wwf and then President Emeritus of @wwf until his death. The Prince was also an Honorary Fellow of @officialzsl.

“The Duke was involved in many conservation efforts throughout his lifetime, from establishing an alliance between religious leaders and conservationists, to travelling across the Southern Pacific Ocean and Antarctica to identify native seabirds.”

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