DESPITE his loathing of photographers – even telling one in 2015 to “just take the f***ing picture” – Prince Philip’s life was spent in the glare of the lens.
Travelling the world accompanying the Queen, Philip was photographed with the world’s top stars and politicians.
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Michelle Obama is captivated by Prince Philip on a state visit in 2011, alongside President Barack Obama and the QueenCredit: Rex
And no matter how famous, they never forgot the day they met the Duke.
Here, we look back at just some of the well-known faces he mingled with . . .
An evening at Buckingham Palace with US President John F Kennedy and wife Jackie in 1961Credit: Getty
With Nelson Mandela at a young offenders prison in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2000Credit: Rex
Prince Philip with Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow at a London launch in 2011Credit: Getty
Meeting brave Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin in 2013Credit: Rex
The Duke with the Queen and French President Georges Pompidou in 1972Credit: Getty
With Russian President Vladimir Putin in London on a state visit in 2003
Philip in 1976 with comic Les Dawson, left, and singing duo Peters and LeeCredit: Rex Features
Strolling with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at Windsor Castle in 1989Credit: � Peter Turnley/CORBIS
With Cliff Richard and Britt Ekland at a 1964 London film screeningCredit: Rex Features
Greeting Frank Sinatra and wife Ava Gardner in 1951 at Philip’s charity bashCredit: � Bettmann/CORBIS
Vikings actor Kirk Douglas gives Philip a model longboat for Prince Charles at the film’s premiere in 1958Credit: Rex
The Duke meeting boxer Muhammad Ali at the 1984 Olympics in Los AngelesCredit: Rex
With President Dwight D Eisenhower in London, 1959Credit: Getty
Philip in New York City with then Vice President Richard Nixon in 1960Credit: Getty
With Winston Churchill as he greets Yugoslavia leader Josip Tito in 1953Credit: Rex
Philip with President George Bush Snr at the White House in 1991Credit: Rex
The Duke and President George W Bush at Buckingham Palace in 2003Credit: Rex
Philip with Dame Shirley Bassey at the Royal Albert Hall, 2001Credit: Getty
With the Queen, PM Tony Blair and wife Cherie at 10 Downing Street in 2002
Philip jokes around with The Beatles at an awards ceremony in March 1964Credit: Getty
The Duke chatting to football legend George Best and model Mary Stavin in 1983