After hearing the news that Prince Phillip is to retire from his royal duties, aged 94, we all felt a sense of sadness.

Not only because it shows his increasing frailness, but more importantly because we shall no longer see as much of his hilarious wit and charm.

It is no secret that Queen Elizabeth’s husband has always been rather different from the rest of the royals – predominantly because of his uniquely entertaining character.

Over the years he has shown such great support for our Queen and his beloved wife, whilst also being the life and soul of the party. So, as a testament to a lifetime of hard work and entertainment, here are our favourite Prince Phillip moments.

“Are we going to need ear plugs?”

After discovering Madonna was singing at the Royal world premier of Die Another Day, 2002, he asked her this amusing question.