What a life he's lived!

One of the MAJOR perks of having the initials ‘HRH’ before your name is undoubtedly getting to meet the crème de la crème of the celebrity world. Such has been life for Prince Philip, who this week announced he would be retiring from all royal duties with immediate effect.

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And, whilst we reckon he won’t miss shaking endless strangers’ hands or being forced to stand in the pouring rain for hours whilst suffering from a particularly nasty bladder infection (see: the Queen’s Jubilee river pageant), he’ll no doubt miss rubbing shoulders with the A-list (and the B-, C- and D-list, too!).

And Philip has certainly met his fair share of stars in his 95 years! From pop stars including Hear’Say, S Club 7 and Boyzone’s Ronan Keating to Hollywood heavyweights such as Tom Cruise (the snap of the two of them is mega LOLs), we’ve delved into the archives to bring you the Prince’s big celebrity scrapbook.

Check out the brilliant (and sometimes bizarre) collection of snaps in the gallery below!