Prince Philip, who passed away this morning at age 99, visited Toronto many times

Buckingham Palace announced the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh this morning. He was 99.

“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,” a statement read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

As a Commonwealth nation, the Duke of Edinburgh visited Toronto many times over the years alongside Queen Elizabeth II. The last time the couple visited was May 2012 for her Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of her ascension as Queen in 1952. Prince Philip visited on his own in 2013.

Here is a quick look at a few of the Toronto stopovers included in the Prince’s more than 70 visits to Canada. All photos courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives.

The Queen and Prince Philip on Bay Street, June 1959


Queen Elizabeth II at the Black Creek Pioneer Village display at High Park, June 28, 1973


Her Majesty at the Woodbine racetrack, June 1959


The Queen and Prince at the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, June 26, 1959


The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Nathan Phillips Square, October 2, 1984

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