HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

Take a look at Prince Philip's involvement with TfL and our predecessor companies

Stop Accidents article (1966-11-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Stop Accidents

In 1966, in his role as President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Prince Philip wrote an article for our staff magazine about how to improve safety in our workplace and on our roads

Stop Accidents article continued (1966-11-01)TfL Corporate Archives

"Ultimately, it is we who must change, we who must take charge of our environment, we who must learn to adapt our behaviour or technique according to the conditions in which we find ourselves."

Safety pioneer (1966-12-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Presenting an Award to a Safety Pioneer

Mr J P Thomas, former general manager of the Underground, praised by the Duke of Edinburgh for his outstanding work in setting up the London Safety First Council

The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales' visit to Ministry of Transport, 1968-07-12, From the collection of: TfL Corporate Archives
Document detailing shoe sizes and heights of the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles, 1968-07-09, From the collection of: TfL Corporate Archives
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In 1968 the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by his son Prince Charles, visited the construction site of the Victoria line. Among other things needed to be considered were the shoe sizes of the royals!

Document detailing shoe sizes and heights of the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles (1968-07-09)TfL Corporate Archives

Prince Philip inspecting tunnels (1968-08-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Prince Philip Inspecting Tunnels

Photograph of Prince Philip inspecting tunnelling work on the Brixton extension of the Victoria line, 1968

Royal visitors at the tunnel face seventy feet down (1968-08-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Royal Visitors at the Tunnel Face

Prince Philip and Prince Charles reached the Brixton extension by lift from the Vauxhall Park working site

Photograph of the Duke of Edinburgh visiting Clapham transport museum (1969-12-01)TfL Corporate Archives

The Duke of Edinburgh visiting Clapham Transport Museum

The Duke discussed the technical details of an old London bus with Albert Vincent

Duke spots button error (1973-07-01)TfL Corporate Archives

Duke Spots Button Error

When Driver Philip Webster met the Duke of Edinburgh at a Silver Wedding tea party, Prince Philip noticed that the button holding Driver Webster's licence was on upside down!

Farringdon Crossrail station welcomes a royal visitor (2015-11-09)TfL Corporate Archives

Farringdon Crossrail Station Welcomes a Royal Visitor

In November 2015,  the Duke of Edinburgh visited the still under construction Crossrail station at Farringdon

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