The day Prince Philip fixed young girl's camera on visit to Fife shopping centre

The search is on to find the little girl who had her camera fixed by Prince Philip on a royal visit to Fife.

By Allan Crow
Friday, 9th April 2021, 1:54 pm

Pictures from our archive reveal the way the late Duke of Edinburgh helped a youngster capture a souvenir of his visit.

It happened in October 1976 when he visited the Kingdom Shopping Centre in Glenrothes.

Crowds of youngsters lined up to see him in the walkway to the mall, and the Prince spotted one young girl looking disappointed as she couldn’t get her camera to work.

October 1976: Prince Philip stops to chat with a little girl whose camera isn't working when he visits the Kingdom shopping centre in Glenrothes.

He paused, took it and quickly solved the issue.

We’d love to hear from the girl or anyone in the picture who remembers the moment - and give you a copy of our own photographs which captured the event.

Prince Philip examines the camera

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Prince Philip chats to the girl outside the Kingdom Shopping Centre