Ringo Starr have shared throwback photos with Prince Philip in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.
As the nation mourns the loss of Prince Philip, British celebrities have been sharing their tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh on social media. Most recently,Ringo have shared photos from over 50 years ago with The Queen’s late husband.
Ringo Starr, who was knighted by Prince William in 2018, shared a picture from the 1960s of himself and The Beatles meeting the Duke.
Ringo posted the exact moment he shook hands with Prince Philip,
he captioned the post: “God bless the Duke of Edinburgh peace and love to all the family peace and love.”
According to the Liverpool Echo, Prince Philip called The Beatles “good chaps” after meeting with them.
On March 23, 1964, the Duke presented the Fab Four with two Carl Alan Awards at the Empire Ballroom in Leicester Square and spoke with John Lennon about books.
According to The New York Times that year, Prince Philip said that The Beatles were a “helpful” influence.
He said how he didn’t care how much noise people were making when singing at dancing.
But instead noted that what he objected to is “fighting and stealing”.
Prince Philip added: “It seems to me that these blokes [The Beatles] are helping people to enjoy themselves and that it is far better than the other.”
The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon had seen The Beatles perform at the Royal Variety Show the year before.
John Lennon had famously said to the audience: “On this next number, I want you all to join in. Would those in the cheap seats clap their hands? The rest of you can rattle your jewellery.”
Meeting the band afterwards, The Queen Mother told The Beatles how much she had enjoyed their performance and asked where their next show was.
The Fab Four told The Queen Mother, “Slough” and she replied: “Ah, that’s near us!”
Asked what she thought of The Beatles, the widow of King George VI said: “They are so fresh and vital. I simply adore them.:
Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle just two months and a day before his 100th birthday.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17th and be televised with a national silence at 3pm.