For almost 70 years, Prince Philip has been by the Queen's side, living in the spotlight of the British monarchy. Here, we chronicle the Duke of Edinburgh's 96
Philip at just one-year-old.
The young prince of Greece trying his hand at archery with his schoolmates. (He is pictured second from the left.)
Here is Philip in costume for a school production of Macbeth.
Philip, pictured in the bottom row, third from left, with his school cricket team.
This photo of then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip was taken shortly after they announced their engagement.
The Prince and Princess on their wedding day.
Prince Philip takes in cricket practice at the Petty Officer's Training Centre at Corsham, Wiltshire.
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their newborn, Princess Anne.
A family portrait in color.
Prince Philip chats with Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner at London's Empress Club.
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh heading toward Victoria while on tour.
The whole family at Balmoral Castle.
The Queen and Prince Philip talk together in the royal box at a performance of Bertram Mills Circus in London.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh wave from the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace following Elizabeth's coronation.
Prince Philip exits a plane after a flight, where he had been training for his "wings."
Prince Philip and Princess Anne hold newborn Prince Andrew's hands.
The royal family stretching out on the grounds of Balmoral Castle.
Prince Philip and the Queen having a laugh.
Prince Andrew and Prince Edward give a royal wave alongside their parents during the Trooping the Colour parade.
Here, Philip is captured playing bicycle polo.
Philip and the Queen arrive at a theater in Malta.
Prince Charles has a chat with his father in Sandringham.
The television documentary Royal Family in 1969, showed the world that Prince Philip liked to dabble in painting.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose for a picture with their two older children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, at Sandringham.
The Queen and Prince Philip share a smile at a State banquet.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh dance at the Ghillies Ball at Balmoral.
Grilling out with his daughter, Princess Anne.
Elizabeth II and Prince Philip survey their land at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
On the royal balcony alongside the newlyweds, Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Philip is seen here on the balcony with his daughter-in-law, Princess Diana.
At the Great Wall of China.
Prince Philip walked behind Princess Diana's coffin at her funeral alongside William, Harry, Charles, and Diana's brother, Earl Spencer.
A rare public display of affection between the royal couple.
The whole family celebrates the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
A happy photo of Elizabeth and Philip at St. Paul's Cathedral for a service in honor of the Queen's 80th birthday.
This photo was taken to mark Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
Prince Philip beams with pride on the balcony following his grandson Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton.
Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth visit a poignant art installation called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London. Each ceramic poppy represented a British or colonial fatality during WWI.
A big smile from the Duke of Edinburgh at the 2014 Royal Ascot.
On the red carpet at a state banquet in Berlin.
Prince Philip shares a laugh with his grandson Prince Harry at the Rugby World Cup.
The Queen and Prince Philip pose for a picture with then-President and First Lady Obama in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle.
Waving with his great-granddaughter during
Prince Philip tips his hat to a lifetime of public service at his final solo royal engagement before retirement.
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