The Duke of Edinburgh has visited York and North Yorkshire on a number of occasions over the last seven decades.
His 1949 visit was memorably captured on camera by British Movietone News. With the future Queen, he strode along Micklegate, headed to York Minster, went to St William’s College, and inspected the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.
He was filmed, this time by British Pathé, attending the marriage of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and Katharine Worsley at York Minster in 1961.
He accompanied the Queen to visit York’s 1,900th anniversary celebrations in 1971, and officially opened the National Railway Museum four years later.
More recently he was a member of the royal party who attended Royal Ascot, when it decamped to York in 2005.
His last visit to York came in April 2012. He came to the city with the Queen and Princess Beatrice as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.
They attended the Maundy Thursday service at the Minster.