The Duke of Edinburgh was a hugely popular figure in the area and we look back on the times he brought smiles to the people of Hartlepool and East Durham on his Royal visits.
He was a regular visitor to places such as the Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience and to Easington Colliery. He will be fondly remembered for his time as patron of the HMS Trincomalee Trust.
Here are some reminders of his time in the area.
1. Taking a tour of Trincomalee
A 2009 visit by the Prince to the magnificent HMS Trincomalee.
2. A royal visit in the 1990s
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive in Hartlepool in 1993 to open the Teeside Development Corporation marina and Maritme Heritage Centre.
Photo: Hartlepool Mail
3. Time for a chat
Prince Philip took time to chat to the people of Hartlepool during his visit to the town in 1993.
4. A marvellous welcome
A lovely reminder of the visit by Prince Philip in 2013 to the new Glendene Arts Academy Easington Colliery. He is pictured with Eric Baker, Academy Principal.
Photo: Sunderland Echo