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Prince Philip: A life in pictures

Prince Philip with his parents

Prince Philip is the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenburg.

Practising with the bow and arrow

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

Prince Philip in Naval uniform

After school, he joined the Royal Navy and saw active service in WWII

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth celebrate their wedding day

Philip married Princess Elizabeth in November 1947

Prince Philip playing polo

Philip was one of the top polo players in Britain and also excelled at cricket

The Queen and Philip and their four children

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

A birthday portrait of the Duke at 50 in 1971

The royal couple at the golden jubilee

He has supported the Queen through more than 50 years of her reign

Duke of Edinburgh

Philip set up the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme which has just celebrated its golden jubilee

Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Show

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