Prince Philip has left lasting memories on all those who encountered him. His Goddaughter India Hicks shared a memory of her mothers and a sweet photo of the Royals back in 1954.

Memories of Young Prince Philip

Prince Philip was the Godfather of his cousin Lady Pamela Hick's daughter India. So she shared a memory of her mother's from her time touring with The Queen and Prince Philip.

Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip in Brisbane Queensland Australia during the Foreign Visit to Australia March 1954.

Back in 1954, during a Royal tour in Sri Lanka, the Royals attended a ceremony of the opening of parliament in Ceylon. Along with the photo, India wrote:

"My mother, standing behind the Queen, says it was so clear to everyone that Prince Philip played an enormous part in the success of those Commonwealth Tours and indeed later, to the success of the Queen's reign, 'Because of his mix of teasing and humor, with unexpected kindness and thoughtfulness.'"

"But she remembers them feeling absolutely ludicrous, climbing into long dress and tiara during broad daylight, on their way for another opening of another parliament. At one moment during a grueling civic reception the formalities were lightened when a little dog came out of the crowd, leapt up the steps and when Prince Philip and the Queen stood during the presentations jumped up onto one of the vacant thrones and raised its paw to the crowd, as though acknowledging their cheers. Prince Philip burst out laughing."

"A press correspondent later turned to my mother and said 'The best investment the Royal family has ever made in all its history is the Duke of Edinburgh.'"

India Hicks shares many photos from her mother's time by the side of the Royal family. Lady Pamela Hicks describes the Late Prince Philip as "A unique man in every way. There was nobody quite like him."

Pamela was so close with the Royal family that she was one of The Queen's bridesmaids at her wedding and served as her lady-in-waiting-for years. India then served as a bridesmaid to Princess Diana during her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles.

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