Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
From his early days as a Greek prince to the golden years of his marriage to Queen Elizabeth, take a look back at the Duke of Edinburgh’s extraordinary life.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip attends the first garden party of the season in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London, on May 21, 2014.
Prince Philip rides through the grounds of Windsor Castle during the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor, England, on May 15, 2014.
Prince Philip meets Captain Christopher Wells during a visit to Cunard's Queen Mary 2 to commemorate the ship's tenth anniversary in Southampton, England, on May 9, 2014.
An Irish visit
Prince Philip welcomes Sabina Higgins, wife of Irish President Michael D. Higgins, during a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle in England, on April 8, 2014.
A meeting with the Pope
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have an audience with Pope Francis, during their one-day visit to Rome on April 3, 2014.
Dance, dance, dance
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watch a performance during a visit to the Rambert dance company in London, on March 21,2014.
Meeting the troops
Prince Philip meets personnel during a visit to the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards at Lille Barracks in Aldershot on Feb.24, 2014.
Prince Phillip and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, arrive for the Christmas Day service in King's Lynn, England, on Dec. 25, 2013.
Prince Phillip attends the Last Post ceremony in Ypres, Belgium, on Nov. 11, 2013. Prince Phillip was in attendance to mark the gathering of soil from Flanders Fields for a memorial garden at the Guards Museum in London.
Remembering the fallen
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip leave the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Nov. 10, 2013 to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony in London. People across the UK gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies.
A caring visit
Prince Phillip meets with residents of the St. Michael's Care Complex in Norfolk, England on Oct. 8, 2013. The facility provides nursing and dementia care for the elderly.
Prince Philip attends the opening of the London Zoo's new Tiger Territory on March 20, 2013.
Tears for the fallen
Prince Philip visits a memorial on the grounds of Westminster Abbey in central London, on Nov. 8, 2012. Britain annually remembers its service personnel killed in action on Remembrance Sunday, which is the second Sunday in November.
Prince Philip is driven away from the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, on Aug. 20, 2012, after spending five nights there for treatment for a recurrence of a bladder infection.
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Lady Louise Windsor and Duchess Katherine arrive on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Color ceremony and the Horse Guards Parade on June 16, 2012, in London. The parade marked the official birthday of the queen, even though her actual birthday is on April 21.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave from a boat as it travels along the River Thames in central London June 3, 2012, during a pageant in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The royal couple joined an armada of 1,000 boats in a spectacular highlight of four days of nationwide celebrations to mark the Queen's 60th year on the throne.
Pomp and circumstance
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walk through the Royal Gallery in the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, on May 9, 2012, during the State Opening of Parliament.
The royal couple
Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth II walk through the old town during a visit to Margate in Kent, England on Nov. 11, 2011.
A high moment
Philip smiles during a November 2011 visit to London's Admiralty House, where he was inaugurated as Lord High Admiral.
The shadow lies
In June 2011, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, walking his usual pace behind his wife, return to Buckingham Palace after attending the annual summer party held in its gardens.
Our hosts are quite tall!
Queen Elizabeth, President Obama, Michelle Obama and Prince Philip pose at Buckingham Palace ahead of a State Banquet in May 2011.
Prince Philip visits watches the pouring of a pint of Guinness during a May 2011 visit to Dublin, Ireland.
Another royal wedding
Elizabeth and Philip, together with a page boy, greet a crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London during the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011.
As the royal family and guests look on, Prince William and Duchess Kate kiss on a balcony at Buckingham Palace after their wedding.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth attend the Royal Maundy Day Service at Westminster Abbey on April 21, 2011, marking the queen's 85th birthday.
Up, up and away
Prince William, center, shows his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Sea King helicopter he flies as a search-and-rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force during a visit to RAF Valley in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales on April 1, 2011.
Members of the royal family enjoy a fly-by of RAF planes as they watch from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in June 2008.
Philip and Elizabeth re-visit Broadlands in November 2007. Sixty years before, the royal couple spent their wedding night at the home, which belonged to Prince Philip's uncle Earl Mountbatten.
Salute to soldiers
Prince Philip shares a laugh with Prince William and Prince Harry at a parade at Sandhurst Military Academy, the U.K. equivalent of America's West Point, in 2006.
Philip rides on a mini-motorbike during the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle in May 2005.
Elizabeth and Philip watch aborigines light a ceremonial fire during a cultural performance near Cairns, Australia, in March 2002. The couple were in Land Down Under on the final leg of the queen's golden jubilee tour.
As Philip looks on, Prince Charles and Princess Diana wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, July 29, 1981.
Prince Charles and Philip attend the funeral of Earl Louis Mountbatten, Prince Philip's uncle, in September 1979. Mountbatten was assassinated with other members of his family by the Irish Republican Army.
Prince Philip meets Kumara, a 7-month-old elephant, during a visit to Whipsnade Zoo, near London, in July 1967. The Duke was visiting the zoo in his capacity as president of the London Zoological Society.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit Manchester, a large city in the north of England, in May 1961.
And baby makes five
In 1960, the family were joined by a third child, Prince Andrew, who is seen here with his parents and siblings outside Balmoral Castle in Scotland in September 1960.
Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, waves to the crowd on June 2, 1953, after being crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
In the air
Prince Philip's military career continued when he enrolled in the Royal Air Force. Here he sits in the cockpit of a training plane in May 1953, having passed his final test flight for Royal Air Force wings. The five stars on the plane indicate his rank as air marshal.
And baby makes 4
In 1950, the family was joined by Princess Anne. Here, they stand in the garden of Clarence House, the royal couple's London residence, in August 1951.
Princess Elizabeth presents a souvenir medal to her husband after his polo team lost 9-4 in Rome, Italy in April, 1951. Philip was an accomplished horseman who later turned to the sport of carriage-driving.
Bonnie Prince Charles
Just over a year later, members of the royal family gathered on Dec. 15, 1948 at Buckingham Palace for the christening of the month-old Prince Charles. From left are King George VI, Princess Elizabeth, Charles, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother).
The royal couple walk on the grounds of Broadlands, the home of the Earl Mountbatten, an uncle of the duke, during their honeymoon.
Elizabeth and Philip wave to crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day in November 1947.
A royal wedding
Elizabeth and Philip pose with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) and other members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace after their wedding on Nov. 20, 1947. Philip received the title Duke of Edinburgh on the morning the wedding.
Prince Philip at the Petty Officers Training Center at Corsham in the south of England in August 1947. Earlier that year, Philip became a British citizen.
The young pair
In 1939, when Philip was a cadet at the Royal Navy College, he began exchanging letters with Princess Elizabeth, the 13-year-old heir to the British throne. The two, third cousins, eventually got engaged in the summer of 1947.
In the navy
In 1928 Philip moved to England to continue his education, passing through a series of boarding schools. In 1939, he joined Britain's Royal Navy, where he saw service in the Far East and Mediterranean. Here he is seen during a visit to Melbourne, Australia in August 1945.
Philip, second from left, is seen as a pupil at the MacJannet School. His schoolmates, from left, are, Jacques de Bourbon, Teddy Culbert, son of a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, and Alice Henderson, daughter of a South African doctor.
Born in Corfu, Greece in 1921, Prince Philip was a member of the Greek and Danish royal families. A year later, his uncle was forced to abdicate as king, leading the family to flee to France, where this picture was taken when he was attending the MacJannet American School in the Paris suburb of St. Cloud.