IN PICTURES: Prince Philip's visits to the West Midlands and Staffordshire

We take a look back at moments captured by our photographers on the occasions Prince Philip visited the West Midlands and Staffordshire over the years.

1971: On your marks... Philip starts off veteran Tipton athlete Jack Holden at the official opening of Tipton Sports Union's new stadium
1971: On your marks... Philip starts off veteran Tipton athlete Jack Holden at the official opening of Tipton Sports Union's new stadium
1970: Prince Philip enjoys a cuppa given to him by a member of the public in Wolverhampton
1969: Three-week-old Christopher Durham suffers the indignity of having his nappy changed as he meets Prince Philip at the Holmcroft Youth Centre, Stafford, along with his mother Pat
2012: Three cheers for the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee pageant at Cosford
2014: Sharing a word during the royal couple's last local visit, when the Queen formally opened the new JLR plant on the i54 site on the outskirts of Wolverhampton.
1948: Watching the work of Miss Jessie Talbot in the coning department at Courtaulds during his look at Wolverhampton industries during his first visit in December 1948.
1970: A smile from the Duke of Edinburgh as he stops to talk with the crowd waiting to greet him outside the Wolverhampton headquarters of the Young Volunteer Force in Dudley Road in June 1970.
1968: On the shop floor at Wolverhampton's Chubb and Sons Safe and Lock Co Ltd in February 1968 with John Leighton, of Oldfallings Lane, Wolverhampton.
1969: Bow now... His trip to Holmcroft Youth Centre, Stafford, was in March 1969.
1957: Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge
2003: Meeting Dudley Air Cadets
1969: A smiling Prince Philip chats to Miss Joan Ainsley, domestic science teacher at Darlaston Comprehensive School, during his visit to Walsall in March 1969.
Getting the point... These were youngsters at Darlaston Comprehensive School in 1980.
1964: A visit by Prince Philip to Oldbury
1964: Prince Philip visited Rounds Green, Oldbury, to see the Church of St James, which was under construction, later chatting with crowds nearby
1971: Prince Philip presents Alan Rushmer with Tipton Rotary Club's international track trophy after a special 3,000 metres race during the royal visit to Tipton Sports Union's new £8,000 stadium
1969: Prince Philip talks to 17-year-old Stella Pursehouse, from Wolverhampton Polytechnic, during a visit to Walsall
1969: Prince Philip takes a close look at what has come out of a tin in a cooking session with Walsall scouts
1980: Youngsters and award scheme leaders from Manor High School, West Bromwich, chat with the Duke about their next camping expedition
1948: A visit by Prince Philip to Fischer Bearings, Wolverhampton
1970: Prince Philip stops for a chat with residents in Haggar Street, Wolverhampton

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