A trust fund set up by Prince Philip to benefit good causes in the Royal Borough has celebrated its 40th anniversary - in the presence of the Duke himself and his son the Earl of Wessex.
The Prince Philip Trust Fund was an initiative of the first mayor of the newly created Royal Borough, the late Sir Kit Aston in 1977. It was chaired by the Duke who personally attended meetings at which decisions about the best causes to support were made.
A reception and dinner held at the Guildhall in Windsor this month celebrated the anniversary with the Duke and the Earl of Wessex as honoured guest. The Earl now chairs the trust with the Duke remaining its patron.
During the dinner a cheque for £22,000 was presented to the Earl of Wessex on behalf of the Trust by Peter Hier, director of Windsor Half Marathon representing proceeds from last year's event.
The Prince Philip Trust Fund generates its income from interest on its investments and from the proceeds of fundraising events. 
The Trustees meet twice a year to distribute funds, which particularly aim to advance the education and development of young people.
Over 40 years more than £1.6 million has been distributed to some 580 organisations and individuals.  
At the April trustees meeting held immediately before the dinner more than £35,000 was distributed to a range of over 20 applicants.