Among his contributions to British public life is his 1956 founding of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, which rewards United Kingdom secondary school pupils for completing outdoor trekking and community service activities.
The duke, 96, who is stepping back from his royal duties after nearly 70 years, was described by a senior officer as a wonderful figurehead for all Marines to look up to. It was an event for service members who participated in the 1664 Global Challenge, a fundraiser for The Royal Marines. The name of the challenge refers to the year in which the corps was founded.
Philip met Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace after they took part in the 1664 Global Challenge, a series of 100 tests of strength and endurance completed in 100 days to raise funds for charity.
His companion and fellow former marine for 12 years - Norman Saints - agreed, saying Prince Philip had been a good leader. The event also saw assembled Royal Marines hailing the Duke with three cheers.
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According to calculation by Buckingham Palace, he has undertaken 637 solo overseas visits, delivered 5,496 speeches, and found time to write 14 books and carried out the role of patron for 785 organisations during his royal career.
While the Guardian hit upon a story idea of the secret plan in place for when the Queen eventually dies, called "London Bridge is Down", The Independent has put out a broad plan on what happens when Prince Philip dies.
"He's been such a stable character in all our lives - he's always there and he's always been there for the Queen and I think we're very, very lucky to have him" said Lady Myra Butler, who has known Philip since childhood, to the BBC.
Wednesday marked a momentous day in Prince Philip's royal calendar; he carried out his last engagement before his retirement.