In pictures: Prince Philip's history with the Middle East
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A picture taken in September 1952 in Balmoral castle park shows (from left to right) Queen Elizabeth II walking alongside King Faisal II of Iraq, the regent of Iraq, a baby Princess Anne and Prince Philip.
King Hussein of Jordan (2nd L) and his wife Queen Dina (R) on honeymoon in Britain pose together with Queen Elizabeth II (L), Prince Philip (2nd R), Prince Charles and Princess Anne in June 1955 at Windsor Castle.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose with Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his wife Farah Pahlavi during their state visit to Tehran in March 1961.
Israeli President Ezer Weizman (L) and his wife Reuma (2nd R) pose with Queen Elizabeth II (2nd L) and Duke of Edinburgh (R) during an official state visit to London in February 1997.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh stand next to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (L) after lunch at Balmoral Castle in September 1998.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh pose with King Abdullah ll and Queen Rania of Jordan before attending a State Banquet at Windsor Castle in November 2001.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia talks with Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh before a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London during the Saudi King's visit in 2007.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip along with former Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunnisa Gul attend a dinner at the Presidential Palace in Ankara in May 2008
The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah walk with Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip at Windsor Castle in October 2010.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip stand with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan upon their arrival to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the Emirati capital in November 2010.
Oman's former Sultan, the late Qaboos bin Said welcomed Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip to Muscat in November 2010.
Prince Philip accompanies Hayrunnisa Gul, wife of Turkey's former President Abdullah Gul, as they travel to Buckingham Palace in London in November 2011.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip greet Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa and Sheikha Sabika bint Ibrahim al-Khalifa at Windsor Castle in May 2012, during a Sovereign's Jubilee Lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Qatar's former First Lady Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned points a finger at Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on arrival for at a lunch for Sovereign Monarchs held in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle in May 2012.
The late Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah poses with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Windsor Castle in November 2012, ahead of a State Banquet to honour the Emir's state visit to Britain.
Prince Philip and Emirati President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan inspect members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards during a ceremonial welcome in the grounds of Windsor Castle in 2013.
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