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12 photos show Prince Philip’s best style moments over the years

Summary List PlacementThe Duke of Edinburgh was many things to the public, one of which being an example of sartorial excellence. Prince Philip was a style icon who exuded elegance and class, all within the bounds of a royal dress code. Prince Philip dressed like the sportsman he was. The Duke of Edinburgh...

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The Duke of Edinburgh was many things to the public, one of which being an example of sartorial excellence.

Prince Philip was a style icon who exuded elegance and class, all within the bounds of a royal dress code.

Prince Philip dressed like the sportsman he was.

The Duke of Edinburgh was photographed exhibiting his athletic prowess throughout history. While showing off his skills, he also showed off his ability to pull off athletic wear. 

Form-fitting athletic shirts highlighted his physique.

Philip managed to flaunt his figure without drawing too much attention away from the Queen, which was the basis of his wardrobe strategy for the entirety of his time by her side, according to The New York Times.

He also took his affinity for sportswear to the seas.

Though a light-blue button-down and white pant combination seems predictable when riding on open waters, Philip’s choice to roll up the sleeves and keep the neck slightly unbuttoned in the picture above shows he had style. 

He also mastered the outdoor dress look and pulled it off effortlessly.

The tweed jacket Philip paired with brown dress pants in this photo conveys sophistication along with a level of casualness. 

In terms of accessories, Philip rocked both timelessly chic sunglasses and a driver’s cap on several occasions.

Not everyone can pull off a hat the way Philip could, especially while abiding by royal dress codes. 

In this photo, he paired it with another favorite look: a sweater layered over a collared shirt with a tie. 

He pulled off a skinny tie effortlessly with his suiting.

In this photo of Philip and the Queen, he looks both cool and confident in his jacket, thin tie, and sunglasses.  

“The duke had a look thoroughly appropriate for every occasion,” wrote Fiona Sinclair Scott for CNN. And this outfit looks like the perfect choice for outdoor sports-watching. 

Philip often wore perfectly tailored suits to royal events.

According to Mr Porter and The New York Times, the Duke of Edinburgh’s suits were typically made by Savile Row area tailor John Kent.

While on trips with the Queen, Philip would adjust his wardrobe while still allowing Her Majesty to shine.

Here, Philip wore black dress pants with a long-sleeved version of a cabana shirt untucked and a flat-brimmed hat. 

Philips outerwear often made a subtle statement.

Even on a cold or rainy day, he still showed off his style with colorful (but not-too-loud) outerwear like this dark-green coat.

Though he could be casual at times, Philip also knew how to pull out all the stops for a royal engagement.

Gloves and lace-up boots hint at Philip being willing to get into whatever activity is going on, but his pleated jacket, tie, and bowler hat show he’s going to do it with royal class. 

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