Dartmouth - where love blossomed for Queen and Duke of Edinburgh

Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Dartmouth's connection with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh is celebrated with this week’s photographs by Stephen Coombes.

Retired bus driver Stephen, who lives in Torbay, spends a great deal of his spare time taking photographs of our #NaturallyInspiring Torbay and South Devon. In this feature, Stephen shares the beauty of the Bay and surrounding area with Torbay Weekly readers.

Reflecting on Prince Philip just days after his death aged 99, this week Stephen shares images of Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, where the 18-year-old then Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was a young naval cadet in 1939 - when he met 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth. The rest, they say, is history.

Stephen would like to dedicate his pictures to the NHS frontline and support staff for all the tremendous life-saving work they are doing. Our Heroes.

The long corridors inside Britannia Royal Naval College

The long corridors inside Britannia Royal Naval College - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Britannia Royal Naval College

Britannia Royal Naval College - Credit: Stephen Coombes

The view looking across from Kingswear

The view looking across from Kingswear - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth

Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Inside the Great Hall.

Inside the Great Hall. - Credit: Stephen Coombes