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The Duke of the Edinburgh's most memorable visits

The Duke of Edinburgh has made plenty of visits to our region but there have one or two false steps along the way.

Among his more famous gaffes was this one in March 2010.

Let us know your stories of Prince Philip's visits - whether they are funny or not -

The Duke of Edinburgh's last visit to the West Country at Poundbury in October

The Duke of Edinburgh is to stand down from royal duties for good from August, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Prince Philip's last visit to the West Country was in October when he travelled to Poundbury alongside the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

As always he was greeted by visitors of all ages on the streets of Poundbury and the royal party unveiled a statue of the Queen Mother.

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Prince Philip opens barracks in his name in Wiltshire

The Duke of Edinburgh has been in Wiltshire today to officially open a barracks in his name.

"The Prince Philip Barracks" have a new headquarters at MOD Lyneham, the new home to the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

The naming of the newly refurbished barracks marks a significant milestone for the Corps, which recently bid farewell to sites in Arborfield and Bordon to move to new headquarters at MOD Lyneham where state-of-the-art technical training will be delivered.

The Duke has been Colonel-in-Chief of the Corps since 1969. See his official opening of the barracks below.

Major Rebecca Macklin was at the event with the Duke.

That was amazing, he came to meet some of the armourers, because I'm responsible for some of the armourer training - so he met three of my junior soldiers, two of my more senior guys and then two of the guys from Lance Corporals who're in the middle.

They chatted to him and he was really engaging - he was very interested in the training that we're carrying out here.

– Maj Rebecca Macklin, Alamein Company

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Plymouth today

The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting the Marines at Devonport. Credit: ITV News West Country

Plymouth will play host to a special royal guest this afternoon, as His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh comes down to Devon's east coast.

The Duke will be down in Plymouth this afternoon visiting the Marines at Devonport where he will be presenting a long service and handing out awards.

Prince Philip will then officially open the new Mercury building at the naval base.

As part of his visit, the Duke will view amphibious craft equipment, including landing craft and raiding craft.

The Duke will see landing craft and raiding vessels as part of his visit. Credit: ITV News

Prince Philip visiting Wiltshire

The Duke of Edinburgh became a great-grandfather for the fifth time on Saturday. Credit: Leon Neal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince Philip is opening a specialist dementia care centre in Wiltshire today, his first solo engagement since becoming a great-grandfather for the fifth time.

The Hayward Care Centre in Devizes is named after Wiltshire war hero Reginald Hayward, who was awarded the Victoria Cross and served in both world wars. His regiment is now part of The Rifles, of which the Duke of Edinburgh is Colonel-in-Chief.

The centre, which is run by the Orders of St John Care Trust, will offer specialist care for 80 residents with dementia.

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