'Modest' Duke praised in sermon
A "modest" Duke of Edinburgh has been praised for his achievements as a church service was held to mark his 90th birthday.
Philip was commemorated before his family, friends and associates just a few days after reaching the personal milestone.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were amongst the guests with Kate looking stunning in a 'recycled' blue brocade coat - an outfit she has worn before to a close friend's wedding.
The Dean of Windsor, the Rt Rev David Conner, who gave the sermon in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, made the congregation laugh when he told them the Duke "doesn't like to the praised".
But he went on to insist that despite Philip not wanting to be the topic of conversation, praise was due for the royal who over more than six decades had been the Queen's tireless supporter and associated with or patron of more than 800 charities.
The Dean's sermon had a light tone and he described the Queen's consort as "modest" and also mentioned the royal's service and faith.
The senior cleric's address combined the tribute to the Duke with the topic of Pentecost.
Pentecost Sunday celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church.
The service was a private event for more than 750 guests including senior members of the royal family, those associated with some of the Duke's interests - sailing, polo, carriage driving and shooting - along with foreign royals, members of the Mountbatten family, the Duke's godchildren and former and present staff from the Royal Household.