We look back at the last visit His Royal Highness the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, paid to Robinson College. In his last year as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, he visited Robinson for the third and final time on 22 June 2011 when he met with students as well as members of the Fellowship and staff.

Welcomed by the Warden Professor David Yates, the Duke viewed an exhibition related to the construction of the College, listened to a concert of the Chapel Choir and engaged in long discussions with Robinson students.

It was his last appearance at the College in his ceremonial role as Visitor of Robinson College, a role defined as an overseer of an autonomous ecclesiastical or eleemosynary institution. The late Prince Philip paid his first visit in 1979 when he toured the College construction site. He also accompanied Her Majesty The Queen for the official opening on 29 May 1981.

You can read a full report of the royal visit published in the Michaelmas 2011 edition of Bin Brook by clicking on the image below.

A selection of photographs from the last visit of His Royal Highness Prince Philip to Robinson College on 22 June 2011 can be viewed here.