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Solo engagements

22,234 solo engagements, 1,638 meetings chaired, 5,496 speeches, 14 books authored

Prince Philip’s solo engagements in the United Kingdom were often in support of science, engineering, industry and the armed forces. A selection of gifts from these engagements are displayed in the exhibition with a desk used by the Prince since his marriage. In his work Prince Philip was supported by a small team of staff, including a Private Secretary. The Prince wrote his own speeches and, on occasion, issued his own statements of support in reaction to current events.

Selected works from this section