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Prince Philip death: Look back at Duke of Edinburgh’s visits

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Following the Royal Family’s announcement of the demise of Prince Philip, we glance back on some of the instances he visited east London.

In 2017, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh went to Poplar to mark the centenary of the bombing of Upper North Street School through which 18 kids died.

They attended a ceremony at All Saints Church, together with households of those that have been killed earlier than going to Mayflower Primary, which was previously Upper North Street.

They have been greeted by a whole bunch of schoolchildren and toured lessons trying at the pupils’ particular challenge work to mark the centenary.

See of Union flags greet rthe Queen arriving at Mayflower School.


A sea of Union Jack flags greet the Queen and Prince Philip arriving at Mayflower School.

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In 2015, the royal couple went to Chadwell Heath Community Centre as half of a tour of Barking and Dagenham to mark the borough’s fiftieth anniversary.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh watch a pilates demonstration Pic: Heathcliff O'Malley/Daily Tel


The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh watch a pilates demonstration Pic: Heathcliff O’Malley/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

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The Duke of Edinbugh talks to residents who took part in a Pilates demonstration Pic: Heathcliff O'M


The Duke of Edinbugh talks to residents who took half in a Pilates demonstration Pic: Heathcliff O’Malley/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

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The Duke had a joke with a trustee through the go to, asking “who do you sponge off?”

The Queen and Prince Philip additionally visited Sydney Russell School, Gascoigne Primary School and formally opened the Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking.

Eight years in the past, a plaque to inaugurate well-known steamship the SS Robin’s everlasting residence in Royal Victoria Dock was unveiled by the Duke.

The go to marked the beginning of the ultimate part of a five-year restoration of the ship, which Prince Philip started campaigning to avoid wasting for the nation within the Seventies.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations introduced the royal couple to Redbridge in 2012.

Packed crowds welcomed the pair to Valentines Mansion in Ilford, the place they got a tour of the home.

London Mayor Boris Johnson meets Queen Elizabeth II and tbhe Duke of Edinburgh as they visit Valenti

Then- London mayor Boris Johnson meets Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh as they go to Valentines Park and Mansion, Redbridge, for the London Pride Art and Design exhibition as half of the Diamond Jubilee regional tour.
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In 2010, the Duke visited the Olympic Park in Stratford throughout its development forward of the 2012 Olympics.

He was hoisted to the highest of the London Stadium – then known as the Olympic Stadium – earlier than being proven the Aquatics Centre from a viewing platform.

The Queen and Prince Philip additionally got here to Havering in 2003, the place they toured Romford and Hornchurch.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive for their visit to Broadway Theatre in Barking.


Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive for his or her go to to Broadway Theatre in Barking. Picture: PA

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They visited Romford Market, Redden Court School in Harold Wood and the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch, the place a plaque was unveiled to launch the theatre’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations.

Remembering their go to, field workplace member Jenefer Boddington mentioned: “All the employees stood within the auditorium watching while the Queen and Prince Philip went up on stage and walked alongside a line of particular visitors and dignitaries, greeting them and shaking their fingers.

“The Queen completed first and while she waited within the auditorium for Prince Philip to complete chatting on stage, she mentioned to these standing round her: ‘I spend my life ready for him.'”

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Prince Philip visiting the Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps.

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Prince Philip with Richard (Dick) Bouchard, who based the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps.

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The Queen greeted by crows in Whitechapel at end of visit to bell foundry with Duke of Edinburgh in


The Queen greeted by crows in Whitechapel at finish of go to to bell foundry with Duke of Edinburgh in March, 2009. Picture: Adrian Dennis/PA Wire

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The Queen and Prince Philip opening Brentwood's Town Hall in 1957. Picture: Brentwood Library


The Queen and Prince Philip opening Brentwood’s Town Hall in 1957.

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The Duke of Edinburgh meets West Ham footballer Joe Cole during a visit to the club's Upton Park sta


The Duke of Edinburgh meets West Ham footballer Joe Cole throughout a go to to the membership’s Upton Park stadium. Picture: PA

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The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meet staff as they tour and open the new Royal London


The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meet employees as they tour and open the brand new Royal London Hospital constructing. Pic: Press Association.

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Prince philip visits Atlee centre


Prince philip visits Atlee centre

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