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15 photos that show Prince Philip is just like us

Summary List Placement Prince Philip may be the Duke of Edinburgh, but he's also a regular person just like the rest of us. We're so used to seeing royals in formal, posed pictures that candid snapshots of them out in the "real world" can be pretty amusing. In honor of the Queen...

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Prince Philip may be the Duke of Edinburgh, but he’s also a regular person just like the rest of us.

We’re so used to seeing royals in formal, posed pictures that candid snapshots of them out in the “real world” can be pretty amusing.

In honor of the Queen and Prince Philip’s 73rd wedding anniversary on November 20, here are 15 photos of him doing everyday things.

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Prince Philip indulges his sweet tooth.

The Duke of Edinburgh handed out birthday cake to schoolchildren in London to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2001.

He jokes around with his grandchildren.

Prince Philip and Prince Harry chatted at the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final in London.

And his great-grandchildren.

Prince Philip appeared to comfort his great-grandson Prince George on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the 2017 Trooping the Colour parade.

He rides in cars.

The prince attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2018.

And chats with his wife through an open window.

He spoke to Queen Elizabeth through the car’s open window at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

He shops for bicycles.

He toured the Brompton bicycle factory in London in 2016.

He suits up at construction sites.

The prince visited a Crossrail station under construction in London in 2015.

He takes the train.

Prince Philip and the Queen took a steam train on a visit to Northern Ireland.

And takes boat rides.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth took a boat ride along the Spree River in Berlin, Germany, in 2015.

He gets cozy with his wife of 73 years.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip shared a blanket at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland in 2015.

He wears snazzy hats.

At the 2012 Royal Windsor Horse Show, he wore a tan newsboy cap.

He holds his own umbrella.

At the official opening of the Grand Harbour Marina in 2005, Prince Philip kept himself and the Queen dry.

He drops things on the ground.

When arriving in Celle, Germany, Prince Philip picked up a bouquet of flowers he’d dropped on the tarmac.

When other people drop things on the ground, he’s there to help.

At the opening of a bandstand at Alexandra Gardens in Windsor in 2016, Prince Philip picked up a pamphlet that had fallen on the ground.

He goes to the zoo.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth visited the lion enclosure at the London Zoo in 2016.

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