The duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch’s side.
Many of those visits were to Lancashire and here we look back fondly at some of the times we hosted the royal couple.
The Queen presents the FA Cup to Blackpool captain Harry Johnston watched by the Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Derby.
Blackpool V Bolton FA Cup Final 2nd May 1953
The Royal visit to Preston, 1949.
The Royal visit to Preston, 1949
The Duke of Edinburgh shakeing hands with Blackpool's Stanley Matthews before kick off in the Cup Final in 1953