Pictures: Remembering Prince Philip's visits to east London
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Following the Royal Family's announcement of the death of Prince Philip, we look back on some of the times he visited east London.
In 2017, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh went to Poplar to mark the centenary of the bombing of Upper North Street School in which 18 children died.
They were greeted by hundreds of schoolchildren and toured classes looking at the pupils' special project work to mark the centenary.
In 2015, the royal couple went to Chadwell Heath Community Centre as part of a tour of Barking and Dagenham to mark the borough's 50th anniversary.
The Duke had a joke with a trustee during the visit, asking “who do you sponge off?”
The Queen and Prince Philip also visited Sydney Russell School, Gascoigne Primary School and officially opened the Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking.
The visit marked the start of the final phase of a five-year restoration of the ship, which Prince Philip began campaigning to save for the nation in the 1970s.
Packed crowds welcomed the pair to Valentines Mansion in Ilford, where they were given a tour of the house.
In 2010, the Duke visited the Olympic Park in Stratford during its construction ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
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He was hoisted to the top of the London Stadium - then called the Olympic Stadium - before being shown the Aquatics Centre from a viewing platform.
The Queen and Prince Philip also came to Havering in 2003, where they toured Romford and Hornchurch.
They visited Romford Market, Redden Court School in Harold Wood and the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch, where a plaque was unveiled to launch the theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Remembering their visit, box office member Jenefer Boddington said: "All the staff stood in the auditorium watching whilst the Queen and Prince Philip went up on stage and walked along a line of special guests and dignitaries, greeting them and shaking their hands.
"The Queen finished first and whilst she waited in the auditorium for Prince Philip to finish chatting on stage, she said to those standing around her: 'I spend my life waiting for him.'"
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