Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh – A Life In Pictures

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away on 09 April 2021 at the age of 99.

An official statement from the Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history. In his life of service, the Duke of Edinburgh had more than 22,000 solo engagements, 637 overseas visits, delivered an estimated 5,493 speeches and was a patron of almost 800 organizations.

Here is a look at his life in pictures.

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Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born in the villa of Mon Repos, Corfu, on 10 June 1921.
Photograph: Rex Features

Prince Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was the only son and the youngest child of  Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg.

Prince Philip is dressed for a production of "Macbeth" while attending school in Scotland in July 1935.Fox Photos/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images
Prince Philip is dressed for a production of “Macbeth” while attending school in Scotland in July 1935.Fox Photos/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images

Philip studied at Gordonstoun School in Scotland, founded by Kurth Hahn. It was at Gordonstoun that his love of the outdoors and physical pursuit was nurtured.

Prince Philip sits with his fiancee, Princess Elizabeth, in July 1947. He had become a naturalized British citizen and a commoner, using the surname Mountbatten, an English translation of his mother's maiden name. He was also an officer of the British Royal Navy and fought in World War II.Topical Press Agency/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images
Prince Philip sits with his fiancee, Princess Elizabeth, in July 1947 in their engagement photo.Topical Press Agency/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images

Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy when he was 18 years old. In 1939, he met Princess Elizabeth who was 13-years old at the time during her visit to the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. The two began to correspond by letters and in the summer of 1946, Philip asked King George VI for his daughter’s hand in marriage.

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth married in November 1947.Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace after their wedding on 20 November 1947.. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Philip and the Queen enjoy a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, in Hampshire. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
Philip and the Queen enjoy a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, in Hampshire.
Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
Holding a six-month-old Prince Charles while the Queen looks on. Prince Charles was born in 1948. © PA
Philip and Elizabeth stand with Princess Anne and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle, September 1952. Photograph: Lisa Sheridan/Getty Images
Philip and Elizabeth stand with Princess Anne and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle, September 1952.
Photograph: Lisa Sheridan/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the coronation in 1953. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the coronation in 1953.
Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images
In 1960, relaxing in the grounds of Balmoral with a baby Prince Andrew. © Getty Images
In 1960, relaxing on the grounds of Balmoral with a baby Prince Andrew.
© Getty Images
A still image of Prince Philip painting in 1969, from the documentary Royal Family which took a behind-the-scenes look at the Windsors. Photograph: Joan Williams/Rex Shutterstock
A still image of Prince Philip painting in 1969, from the documentary Royal Family which took a behind-the-scenes look at the Windsors.
Photograph: Joan Williams/Rex Shutterstock
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Balmoral, Scotland, 1972, the year of their silver wedding anniversary. Photograph: Fox Photos/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Balmoral, Scotland, 1972, the year of their silver wedding anniversary.
Photograph: Fox Photos/Getty Images
In 1985, witnessing the production of flash tubes during a visit to Cambridge Science Park in his role as Chancellor of Cambridge University.
In 1985, witnessing the production of flash tubes during a visit to Cambridge Science Park in his role as Chancellor of Cambridge University.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, in September 1997. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, in September 1997.
Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
The Duke of Edinburgh speaks to princes William and Harry at Sandhurst after the sovereign’s parade in April 2006. The parade marked the completion of Harry’s officer training. Photograph: PA
The Duke of Edinburgh speaks to princes William and Harry at Sandhurst after the sovereign’s parade in April 2006. The parade marked the completion of Harry’s officer training.
Photograph: PA
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Broadlands, November 2007, where they spent their wedding night 60 years earlier. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Broadlands, November 2007, where they spent their wedding night 60 years earlier.
Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA
In 2012, on board the Spirit of Chartwell with the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames. © PA
In 2012, on board the Spirit of Chartwell with the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames.
© PA
The royal couple look at a gift from Pope Francis during their visit to the Vatican in April 2014. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA
The royal couple look at a gift from Pope Francis during their visit to the Vatican in April 2014.
Photograph: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA
In 2017, with the Queen on their platinum wedding anniversary.
In 2017, with the Queen on their platinum wedding anniversary.


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