On Friday, 9 April, Britain mourned with the sad news of the death of Queen's beloved husband of 73 years, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who died amongst family just two months shy of his 100th birthday.
The Palace announced, "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."
The Prince had an impressive Naval career before and during the early years of his marriage to HRH The Queen. He was the longest-serving consort to a monarch and the longest-lived male member of the British royal family. He was a consort to the Queen, supporting his wife in her duties as sovereign. He accompanied her to ceremonies like the State Opening of Parliament, state dinners, and tours abroad. When he retired from public service in 2017 at the impressive age of 96, he had completed over twenty-thousand solo engagements and given nearly five-and-a-half thousand speeches since 1952.
In 1956, Kurt Hahn and the Duke founded The Duke of Edinburgh Award to give young people "a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities." He was also the patron of over 800 organisations, focusing on the environment, industry, sport, and education. He was known for his innovative embracing of science and was a sportsman all his life.
After being unable to continue playing polo, in his later years, he was known for helping develop the equestrian event of carriage driving, of which he fondly participated.
Here's the BBC's short tribute video to his life.
Let's examine some of his dapper moments – as he was a man with a flair for style.
The Royal Wedding
On his wedding day, he looked tall and handsome in his Navy uniform with pointed lapels, dark tie, and polished leather shoes.
In his early days of marriage, he was known to wear a full two-piece wool suit with impeccable tailoring in the style of 1940s-50s suits with wider leg trousers. He is also known for looking dapper in his Royal Navy uniform.
The Family Man
Whether in formal military dress, in casual style, in a full two-piece suit, or on the polo field, HRH The Prince Philip always had impeccable taste. He seemed to favour wools and tweeds and a specifically cut lapel with even notches.
Prince Philip attended thousands of royal engagements and events in his lifetime, always looking impeccably tailored, smart, and elegant. He was a dapper man and one whose dress sense is difficult to beat.
From the team at A Hand Tailored Suit, we send our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all who loved HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.