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Queen shares beautiful NEW photos to mark Prince Philip's loyal service to Commonwealth

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The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor Castle on Friday and his funeral is set to take place this Saturday. Members of the public have been left in awe at his life and contributions to various issues including conservation.

But now, the Queen has shared several photographs marking Philip's staggering contribution to the Commonwealth.

The four images – which were shared by Buckingham Palace on Twitter – show the Duke of Edinburgh on several visits to Commonwealth countries around the world.

In each picture, Philip is seen with a beaming smile on his face as he speaks to people from the Commonwealth.

One lovely image shows Philip sat next to the Queen and they are both draped in what appears to be fur shawls.

Queen shares new images of Prince Philip

Queen shares new images of Prince Philip (Image: Twitter/Royal Family)

Prince Philip passed away on Friday

Prince Philip passed away on Friday (Image: Getty)

In another image, Philip is seen talking to scout members during one of his visits.

A third picture shows the Duke holding a book in front of some children, who look on adoringly at Philip.

The tweet also marked his contribution to the Commonwealth and said he was "committed" to meeting people from "every walk of life".

It read: "The Duke of Edinburgh was committed to the Commonwealth, meeting people from every walk of life."

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Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II (Image: Getty)

The Palace then lists his contributions since 1949, including visiting 70 percent of the world's countries, visiting 50 Commonwealth countries.

Since 1949, Prince Philip also "made 229 solo visits, often to the most remote parts of the Commonwealth".

Not only did Philip leave a lasting impression on Commonwealth countries, but he was worshipped like a god by a tribe in the South Pacific.

The people of the South Pacific Yakel village on the Vanuatu Island of Tanna have worshipped Philip for decades after associating him with an ancient prophecy.

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Prince Philip royal timeline

Prince Philip royal timeline (Image: Express)

According to the prophecy, a spirit from Tanna would venture far away in search of a powerful woman to marry.

Prince Philip's funeral will be televised with a national minute's silence at 3pm on Saturday after he turned down a state funeral.

Following Philip's death, a statement from Buckingham Palace read: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces 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.

Prince Philip passed away on Friday

Prince Philip passed away on Friday (Image: Getty)

"Further announcements will be made in due course.

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

Floral tributes were laid outside the Queen's houses across the country as a sign of respect following his passing.

There have also been calls for a statue of the Duke to be erected in honour of Philip and his "personal dedication to the Queen".

The Save Our Statues petition read: "The Duke of Edinburgh served our country for 78 years, serving 13 in the Royal Navy & then 65 as Britain's longest-serving consort, including 22,000 engagements & supporting 780 organisations.

"We say there should be a prominent statue of the Duke in London to recognise the above, as well as his great personal dedication and support to Her Majesty the Queen."

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