A legendary photographer described as 'Mr Windsor' has died - after decades of capturing the royal family, major celebrities and ordinary members of the town's community on film.

Stan Kingsley-Jones operated his photographic studio from St Leonard's Road, Windsor from the late 1950s until his retirement more than 40 years later.

His love of photography began because of his father's friendship with Lord Amhurst - a keen photographer who passed on his enthusiasm to the young Stan.

Stan did his national service with the Royal Navy serving as ship's photographer on HMS Albion in its tour of the Far East.

During his time at sea Stan also served as an Observer in the Fleet Air Arm, flying with Douglas Sky Raiders, de Havilland Sea Venoms and Fairey Gannets.

Setting up as a photographer in Windsor after National Service he became a vital part of hundreds of peoples' lives, capturing for ever their weddings and special occasions.

He also became a major force in the town, as president of Windsor and Eton Rotary Club and the Round Table.

He organised the first ever televised firework display at Windsor Racecourse and helped organise fund raising royal variety shows at Windsor's Theatre Royal, getting Princess Margaret and the Duke of Edinburgh involved as guests.

He was regularly invited to Royal Lodge - photographing the Queen and the Queen Mother among other members of the royal family.

Two future knights of realm - acting legend Michael Caine and his former neighbour in Bray celebrated journalist Michael Parkinson were among the celebrity portraits he captured on film - as well as his friend Ernie Wise.

He retired almost 20 years ago, later moving to Hayling Island where he died last week aged 84.

He leaves his wife Mary, son Max, step-daughter Julia and grandchild Katherine.

Max said: "He was a force of nature. He never took no for an answer which is probably why he was so successful. He was someone people could turn to in a crisis."

Paul Davis, one of Stan's Round Table/Rotary friends from Windsor, just described him to me as 'Mr Windsor' saying: "Every association he joined he quickly became chairman or president of."

The funeral is on Tuesday, November 12 at Portchester Crematorium near Fareham at 1.45pm, followed by a reception - all his friends are invited.