Royals fans rave about how young Prince Philip was dashing in new BBC doc

Last night the BBC released Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, a moving documentary commemorating the Duke of Edinburgh's life, who sadly died in April this year.

Despite the moving tributes from members of the family such as Prince William and Prince Harry, viewers came away noticing the same thing – just how good-looking Philip was when he was younger.

Fans took to Twitter to discuss the vintage snaps of Philip, often alongside the Queen or donning some old-school cricket whites.

One person tweeted: "I tell you what, Prince Phillip was a bit of a dish in his day wasn’t he? A true alpha male, handsome, intelligent, and amusing #PrincePhilip."

"#PrincePhilip was a handsome swine, wasn’t he?" agreed another.

A third said: "#PrincePhillip @BBC What a handsome man he was it’s no wonder the queen fell in love with him. An amazing character too."

Among several revelations about the Duke in the programme, Princess Eugenie revealed that Philip got to meet her new son before he died and said it was 'lucky'.

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August Philip Hawke, who was named after his great-grandfather, was born in February just a few weeks before Philip's death.

In the programme Eugenie said: "We named August, August Philip because grandpa had been such a huge, inspiring character in my life.

"I brought little August to come and meet him and told him that we'd named him after him and it was such a lovely moment.

"We were very lucky to do that."

Although the documentary featured most of the Royal Family there were some notable absences, including Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and the Queen, who had been married to Philip for 73 years.

The Queen's absence didn't stop fans raving about her and Philip's relationship.

One person tweeted: "The Queen and Prince Phillip are GOALS."

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Another added: "Just watching, Prince Phillip a Tribute, met him on a few occasions.

"Along with the Queen we must recognise how lucky we are to have lived with him helping the Queen lead our country splendidly over the last 70 years.

"A truly great man supporting a truly marvellous Queen!"

The documentary was initially commissioned to mark the Duke's 100th birthday. It was shown on the BBC at 9pm yesterday (September 22) and is still available to see on BBC iPlayer.

It's been a year like no other for the Queen from the loss of her husband to heartache over Prince Harry. But Her Majesty has also had a lot of cause for celebration, including the birth of baby Lilibet. To mark what a year the Queen has had, OK! Magazine is bringing you a limited edition collector's issue. Get your hands on it here.

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