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Never before seen photographs of the Duke of Edinburgh as a teenage sailor during his school days have just been released.
The black and white images, taken in 1937, show a movie star-handsome Prince Philip at the helm helm of Diligent, one of the sailboats belonging to Gordonstoun, the boarding school in Scotland where he was educated, the Telegraph reported.
The photos came out in advance of Philip’s funeral Saturday at Buckingham Palace. He died at age 99 on April 9.
The teenage Duke was also shown washing dishes aboard the boat while grinning at the camera.
The photos surfaced after the great-nephew of the former student who took them made contact with the school following the Duke’s passing.
Diligent was Gordonstoun’s first offshore vessel and had been bought by a member of staff, who was also a yachtsman, in June 1936, according to the school.
The school had been established two years earlier by Kurt Hahn, who acted as both the Duke’s headmaster and a mentor to Philip during his troubled early life in a fractured family.
The school’s young sailors planned to by sailing aboard the school’s 80-foot sail training boat, Ocean Spirit of Moray, and laying a wreath off the coast of Hopeman Harbour.
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