He could always be relied upon for a pithy one-liner, and Prince Philip's sense of occasion was equally as dependable.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday aged 99, attended thousands of engagements, state dinners and ceremonial affairs during his decades of service.
And, whatever the event, the royal always put his best foot forward.
Whether donning official robes for the annual Order of the Garter ceremony or sporting laid-back separates for sunny overseas tours, the duke had a look appropriate for every occasion.
Demonstrating the timelessness of classic British tailoring, Prince Philip was a reported client of ateliers on London's famous Savile Row, such as Gieves & Hawkes.
His longtime tailor John Kent was behind the fit of most of his well-cut suits, while traditional kilts, often worn during jaunts to Scotland, came courtesy of Kinloch Anderson.
The royal also proudly wore his full naval uniform on many occasions, after serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
As a keen sportsman, he could also be spied in polo gear or sailing attire from time to time.
Here, we take a look back through the archives to uncover some of Prince Philip's most dapper appearances.
Scroll through the gallery above to see more photos of the Duke of Edinburgh throughout the years.