Prince Philip is the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenburg.
Philip's early years were spent in France but he came to England in 1928.
He attended Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland where he excelled at sports
After school, he joined the Royal Navy and saw active service in WWII
Philip married Princess Elizabeth in November 1947
Philip was one of the top polo players in Britain and also excelled at cricket
Royal family life in the 1960s, with the couple's four children, Anne, Charles, Andrew and Edward
A birthday portrait of the Duke at 50 in 1971
He has supported the Queen through more than 50 years of her reign
Philip set up the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which has just celebrated its golden jubilee
Philip's sporting passion lives on in the form of carriage driving