Scotland

Prince Philip: Duke's Extraordinary Life Remembered In Special Display

More than 150 objects will be on show at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, including some from the Duke's early life and naval career.

The life of the Duke of Edinburgh is being commemorated with a display of more than 150 items at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The exhibition, Prince Philip: A Celebration will run from July until October at Holyroodhouse – the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.

The commemoration includes a section showcasing Prince Philip's early life and career in the Navy.

The Prince held numerous military roles during his life, and in one object set to be displayed at Holyroodhouse, the Prince's midshipman's logbook from 1940-1941, he describes his role operating the ship's searchlight during the Battle of Cape Matapan while stationed on the HMS Valiant off the coast of Greece. 

His efforts in the battle earned him a mention in dispatches.

A number of military personnel took part in Prince Philip's funeral proceedings (Picture: MOD).

Another section will bring together items from his wedding to the Queen in 1947, including the wedding invitation, order of service and wedding breakfast menu.

Prince Philip died in April at the age of 99.

A Death Gun Salute was fired to mark his death and the Duke's funeral was held on 17 April, with more than 750 members of the Armed Forces taking part in the ceremony.

High-profile figures from around the world paid tribute to Prince Philip, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who singled out the Duke's "amazingly distinguished naval career".

Five former US Presidents also paid the respects, as well as current president Joe Biden.