From Gwyneth Paltrow to JFK and Nelson Mandela — the well-known faces who met Prince Philip

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From Gwyneth Paltrow to JFK and Nelson Mandela — the well-known faces who met Prince Philip

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 o

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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 Queen[/caption]

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 . . . 

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An evening at Buckingham Palace with US President John F Kennedy and wife Jackie in 1961[/caption]

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With Nelson Mandela at a young offenders prison in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2000[/caption]

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Prince Philip with Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow at a London launch in 2011[/caption]

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Meeting brave Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin in 2013[/caption]

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The Duke with the Queen and French President Georges Pompidou in 1972[/caption]

With Russian President Vladimir Putin in London on a state visit in 2003
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Philip in 1976 with comic Les Dawson, left, and singing duo Peters and Lee[/caption]

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Strolling with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at Windsor Castle in 1989[/caption]

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With Cliff Richard and Britt Ekland at a 1964 London film screening[/caption]

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Greeting Frank Sinatra and wife Ava Gardner in 1951 at Philip’s charity bash[/caption]

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Vikings actor Kirk Douglas gives Philip a model longboat for Prince Charles at the film’s premiere in 1958[/caption]

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The Duke meeting boxer Muhammad Ali at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles[/caption]

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With President Dwight D Eisenhower in London, 1959[/caption]

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Philip in New York City with then Vice President Richard Nixon in 1960[/caption]

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With Winston Churchill as he greets Yugoslavia leader Josip Tito in 1953[/caption]

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Philip with President George Bush Snr at the White House in 1991[/caption]

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The Duke and President George W Bush at Buckingham Palace in 2003[/caption]

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Philip with Dame Shirley Bassey at the Royal Albert Hall, 2001[/caption]

With the Queen, PM Tony Blair and wife Cherie at 10 Downing Street in 2002
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Philip jokes around with The Beatles at an awards ceremony in March 1964[/caption]

The Duke chatting to football legend George Best and model Mary Stavin in 1983


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