Prince Philip: Windsor remembers it's Royal neighbour

Watch: report by ITV News Meridian's Mike Pearse

Windsor was the Queen and Duke's favourite home. It's where they raised their children - and where they had been living in lockdown.

Prince Philip's connections to the Castle ran deep - his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was born in 1885. Her great-grandmother was Queen Victoria.

Despite the Duke of Edinburgh living a more quiet life, since he retired from public duty in 2017, people in the town have fond memories of him.  And the loss is, perhaps, felt here in Windsor more so than anywhere else.

From the major events to everyday life in Windsor, the Duke was never far away from public view.

Mother and daughter Bronwyn and Sian Griffiths are neighbours to castle and often come to watch the special events and spoke to Prince Philip on a number of occasions.

Mother and daughter Bronwyn and Sian Griffiths spoke to Prince Philip many times.

The Duke thought this pub sign needed a lick of paint Credit: ITV News Meridian

Three times a week, the Duke rode passed this pub near the Long Walk.

When he thought an old sign had seen better days, he mentioned it to the owners who took note and had it repainted.

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But it's the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and his charity work that many will remember him for.

His charity for good local causes is the Prince Philip Trust.

He was well known for charity the Prince Philip Trust.

Many remember his efforts to help at the Windsor Castle fire in 1992.

Bob Ward was one of the first firefighters on the scene, and remembers the Duke and other members of the Royal family doing all they could to rescue historic items.

Windsor Castle fire, 1992.

Bob Ward, former Berkshire firefighter

Prince Philip lead the award winning restoration over five years.

A fitting place tribute to the place the Duke and the Queen called home.