Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh’s visits to Sussex in pictures

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, it has just been announced.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 1:58 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:33 pm
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visit the Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley, to commemorate the town's 60th anniversary. (Photo credit GARETH FULLER/AFP via Getty Images)

The Royal Family issued the statement on Twitter just after 12pm.

In the statement it said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Here we look back at some of Prince Philip’s visits to Sussex over the years.

Prince Philip with the Queen at the opening of Queens Square, Crawley, in 1958
Prince Philip with the Queen at the opening of Queens Square, Crawley, in 1958.
Johnny Kent welcoming the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to RAF Tangmere in 1955
24 October 2003, the Queen and Prince Philip visit Horsham. The Forum. Photo by Steve Cobb
24 October 2003, the Queen and Prince Philip visit Horsham. The Forum. Photo by Steve Cobb
24 October 2003, the Queen and Prince Philip visit Horsham. The Forum. Photo by Steve Cobb
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visit the Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley, to commemorate the town's 60th anniversary. (Photo credit GARETH FULLER/AFP via Getty Images) SUS-210904-130546001
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visiting Carey House in Crawley in 2006. (Credit: Crawley Borough Council) SUS-210904-144732001
The Queen and Prince Philip visit Carey House in Crawley in 2006. (Credit: Crawley Borough Council) SUS-210904-144722001
The Queen and Prince Philip on Crawley High Street in 1958 (Credit: Crawley Borough Council) SUS-210904-144712001
Prince Philip at the Taxi Charity's annual meeting in 1979. Pic: Gerry Dunn
Prince Philip at the Taxi Charity's annual meeting in 1979. Pic: Gerry Dunn
Prince Philip at the Taxi Charity's annual meeting in 1979. Pic: Gerry Dunn