Since The Queen's accession of 1953, The Duke of Edinburgh, who is Patron or President of some 800 organisations, has played a prominent part in many aspects of national life. His special interests are in scientific and technological research and development, the encouragement of sport, the welfare of young people, and conservation and the environment.
Prince Philip was the first President of World Wildlife Fund - UK (WWF) from its formation in 1961 to 1982, and International President of WWF (later the World Wide Fund for Nature) from 1981 to 1996. He is now President Emeritus of WWF.
The Duke of Edinburgh has served as Chancellor of the Universities of Cambridge (1976-), Edinburgh (1952-), Salford (1967-91) and Wales (1948-76). He is also a Life Governor of King's College, London and Patron of London Guildhall University.
He became Paatron of The Pakistan Society in 1953.
Governor-General of Pakistan
1948 - 1951 Khwaja Nazimuddin
1951 - 1955 Ghulam Mohammad
1955 - 1956 Maj Gen Iskander Mirza
President of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
1956 - 1958 Maj Gen Iskander Mirza
1958 - 1969 FM Muhammed Ayub Khan
1969 - 1971 Gen Yahya Khan
1971 - 1973 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
1973 - 1978 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry
1978 - 1988 Gen Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
1988 - 1993 Ghulam Ishaq Khan
1993 - 1993 Wasim Sajjad
1993 - 1997 Farooq Leghari
1997 - 1998 Wasim Sajjad
1998 - 2001 Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
2001 - 2008 Pervez Musharraf