The Duke of Edinburgh’s early nautical prowess was captured in photographs from his school days that have never previously been seen. Taken in 1937, Prince Philip is seen sitting confidently at the helm of Diligent, one of the sailing boats belonging to the boarding school in Scotland where he was educated, Gordonstoun. The teenage Duke was also pictured in a pose that belied the splendour of the years ahead, as he washed up dishes onboard the boat while grinning at the camera. The black-and-white images have finally come to light after the great-nephew of the former student who took them made contact with the school following the Duke’s passing. Diligent was Gordonstoun’s first offshore vessel and had been bought by a member of staff, who was also a yachtsman, in June 1936, according to the school. The 14-ton trading ketch was first used by the school, in Moray, north east Scotland, for a cruise to Fair Isle and the Shetlands the following month and soon began to be used regularly by pupils during term time.