Prince Philip of Greece, later Duke of Edinburgh, with his schoolmates at the MacJannet American school in St Cloud. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1929

Prince Philip of Greece dressed for the Gordonstoun School's production of “MacBeth”', in Scotland. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). July 1935

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, London shortly after they announced their engagement. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 11th July 1947

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, later HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 19th November 1947

The Duke of Edinburgh (seated, centre), son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg, on the eve of his wedding to Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth. He is celebrating his stag night with naval colleagues. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images). 19th November 1947

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip make their way down the aisle of Westminster Abbey, London, on their wedding day. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 20th November 1947

Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 24th November 1947

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attending the Royal Horse Show at Windsor. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images). 12th May 1949

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in naval uniform on a boat in Malta. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 20th October 1949

Princess Elizabeth and The Duke Of Edinburgh holding their baby daughter Princess Anne. The baby, given the names Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, was christened by the Archbishop of York, Dr Cyril Garbett, in the presence of the King and Queen and other members of the royal family. The baby wore the Royal robe of Royal Honiton lace handed down from Victorian days. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 21st October 1950

Princess Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). August 1951

Left to right, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner (1922–1990), Mrs C.J. Latta, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and American opera singer Dorothy Kirsten enjoying an after dinner joke at a Variety Club of Great Britain benefit for the National Playing Fields Association, at the Empress Club, London, 29th December 1951. Mrs Latta is the wife of a co-founder of the Variety Club of Great Britain.

The Duke of Edinburgh with a cup presented to him as captain of the winning team of a polo match at Amberly, 2nd June 1952. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and her children, Charles and Anne at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images). 28th September 1952

The Duke of Edinburgh disembarks from a Harvard Trainer aircraft after a flight, at RAF White Waltham, Berkshire, where he has been training for his “wings”. (Photo by PNA Rota/Getty Images). 4th May 1953

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 2nd June 1953

The Duke of Edinburgh talking to sugar estate workers on the occasion of his visit to British Guiana. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 10th February 1962

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, taking part in the Geeves Carriage Championship. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1966

The Duke of Edinburgh at an airport in Palm Springs. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images). 15th March 1966

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh competing in a bicycle polo match at Windsor, Berkshire. (Photo by George Freston/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 6th August 1967

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh seated on the roof of a Land Rover pointing out competitors at the Badminton Horse Trials to Queen Elizabeth II who is watching through binoculars. (Photo by Jim Gray/Keystone/Getty Images). 20th April 1968

Prince Philip gazing in wonder at a Maori with a painted face during The Queen's Tour of Picton, New Zealand. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). March 1970

The Duke of Edinburgh at work on one of his hobbies, painting, 19th June 1969. A scene from the television documentary “Royal Family”. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Duke of Edinburgh speaking at the Second International Congress of the World Wildlife Fund. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 18th November 1970

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaves the Royal Maundy Service at St Edmundsbury Catherderal on April 9, 2009 in Bury St Edmunds, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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