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Prince Philip's Life in Pictures

Take a look back at the iconic moments in his extraordinary life.
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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 years, and his life of public service.

1922

Philip at just one-year-old.

C. 1929

The young prince of Greece trying his hand at archery with his schoolmates. (He is pictured second from the left.)

1935

Here is Philip in costume for a school production of Macbeth.

1938

Philip, pictured in the bottom row, third from left, with his school cricket team.

1947

This photo of then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip was taken shortly after they announced their engagement.

1947

The Prince and Princess on their wedding day.

More: Beautiful Photos of Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip's Wedding

1947

An official photo from the royal honeymoon.

1947

Prince Philip takes in cricket practice at the Petty Officer's Training Centre at Corsham, Wiltshire.

1950

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their newborn, Princess Anne.

1951

A family portrait in color.

1951

Prince Philip chats with Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner at London's Empress Club.

1951

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh heading toward Victoria while on tour.

1952

The whole family at Balmoral Castle.

1952

The Queen and Prince Philip talk together in the royal box at a performance of Bertram Mills Circus in London.

1953

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh wave from the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace following Elizabeth's coronation.

1953

Prince Philip exits a plane after a flight, where he had been training for his "wings."

1960

Prince Philip and Princess Anne hold newborn Prince Andrew's hands.

1960

The royal family stretching out on the grounds of Balmoral Castle.

1963

Prince Philip and the Queen having a laugh.

1964

Prince Andrew and Prince Edward give a royal wave alongside their parents during the Trooping the Colour parade.

1964

Here, Philip is captured playing bicycle polo.

1967

Philip and the Queen arrive at a theater in Malta.

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1969

Prince Charles has a chat with his father in Sandringham.

1969

The television documentary Royal Family in 1969, showed the world that Prince Philip liked to dabble in painting.

1970

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose for a picture with their two older children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, at Sandringham.

1970

The Queen and Prince Philip share a smile at a State banquet.

1972

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh dance at the Ghillies Ball at Balmoral.

1972

Grilling out with his daughter, Princess Anne.

1972

Elizabeth II and Prince Philip survey their land at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

1981

On the royal balcony alongside the newlyweds, Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1982

Philip is seen here on the balcony with his daughter-in-law, Princess Diana.

1986

At the Great Wall of China.

1997

Prince Philip walked behind Princess Diana's coffin at her funeral alongside William, Harry, Charles, and Diana's brother, Earl Spencer.

1999

A rare public display of affection between the royal couple.

2005

The whole family celebrates the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

2006

A happy photo of Elizabeth and Philip at St. Paul's Cathedral for a service in honor of the Queen's 80th birthday.

2007

This photo was taken to mark Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

2011

Prince Philip beams with pride on the balcony following his grandson Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

2014

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.

2014

A big smile from the Duke of Edinburgh at the 2014 Royal Ascot.

2015

On the red carpet at a state banquet in Berlin.

2015

Prince Philip shares a laugh with his grandson Prince Harry at the Rugby World Cup.

2016

The Queen and Prince Philip pose for a picture with then-President and First Lady Obama in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle.

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2017

Waving with his great-granddaughter during the 2017 Trooping the Colour.

2017

Prince Philip tips his hat to a lifetime of public service at his final solo royal engagement before retirement.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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