Gwyneth Paltrow listens rapt as Prince Philip holds her in conversation, no doubt telling one of his famous anecdotes.
Many men would be reduced to jelly by an encounter with an Oscar-winning Hollywood goddess.
Especially since 39-year-old Gwyneth looked spectacular in a thigh-skimming LBD.
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But the Duke of Edinburgh is known for his old-world charm, which he has employed to great effect over the years as the Queen's consort.
The sharply dressed former naval officer took it all his stride, adopting a casual pose at a soiree he was hosting to celebrate the re-opening of The Arts Club.