Royal fans paid tribute to Prince Philip on the fifth anniversary of his last official engagement before retiring from public life.
Prince Philip made his very last public solo appearance at a Royal Marines parade in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on August 2, 2017.
And after seeing old footage of Philip showing respect for the Marines, fans couldn’t help but admire his chivalry and call him a “true gentleman”.
Fans pay tribute to Prince Philip
Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of Prince Philip’s last official engagement before his death last year.
For his very last solo engagement, the Duke of Edinburgh attended the Royal Marine Parade, and as a former Royal Navy officer, the event clearly meant a lot to him.
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Joe Little, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, shared a clip of Prince Phillip at the parade on Twitter, celebrating his latest official engagement.
He tweeted: “Five years ago this afternoon I was part of an increasingly disorganized group of royal correspondents and photographers on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to witness the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh’s last official engagement.
“The heavy rain didn’t bother him. #Legend.”
In the clip, Prince Philip was shown removing his bowler hat to show respect to the Marines marching past.
Royal fans react
Royal fans then rushed to the comments, claiming Prince Philip is a “true gentleman” and a “wonderful man”.
One fan tweeted, “A true gentleman.”
Another wrote: “That’s very cool of him. The bowler hat and the green berets march past. I think it shows a lot of character. A glimpse into the future…”
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Another said: “They don’t make them like that anymore.”
A fourth added: “What a wonderful man he was.”
Prince Philip died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
His funeral was attended by only 30 mourners as it was at the height of the pandemic.
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