As Britain’s longest-serving royal consort, the Duke of Edinburgh was a master of public events, carrying out an incredible 22,219 solo engagements and countless thousands more at the side of the Queen. While decade after decade in such a role might have proved tiresome for most, Prince Philip brought his charm, his sense of humour, and a steel-edged wisdom to every public occasion. His manner with people was designed to put them at ease – and the more ordinary the people, the friendlier he was. Whomever he met, whether bishop or boy scout, he questioned, he cajoled, he played devil's advocate and he created memories that will live long after his passing. Tributes have poured in from across the globe since the Duke's death on Friday. World leaders have queued up with actors, musicians, and celebrities to pay tribute. But over his remarkable 99 years, Prince Philip also touched the lives of countless ordinary people, many of whom have filled online forums, social media sites and The Telegraph's postbag with their recollections of the magical, and memorable, moment that they met the Duke of Edinburgh. Here, we share some of their stories.