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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, fought in World War II with the Royal Navy before his marriage, during which he has become known for consistently supporting his wife during her reign. </br></br>The Duke of Edinburgh is known as one of the hardest-working members of the royal family, although his blunt comments often land him in the center of controversy.
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  • <p> Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, later the Duke of Edinburgh on Nov. 19, 1947.&nbsp;</p>
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  • Lieut. Philip Mountbatten, center, inspects his men at the Petty Officers' Training Center at Corsham, England, July 31, 1947. He attended the Britannia Royal Naval College and served in the Royal Navy, including World War II.
  • Princess Elizabeth and her fiance Philip Mountbatten pose for a portrait in Buckingham Palace in London on July 9, 1947, the day their engagement was officially announced.
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  • Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace after their wedding on Nov. 20, 1947.
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  • Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Philip Mountbatten, study their wedding photographs while on honeymoon in Romsey, Hampshire, Nov. 1947.
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  • Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elisabeth II on one of his polo ponies in a photograph taken in the 1950's. He played polo until 1971.
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  • Philip Mountbatten holds his son Charles, as daughter Anne reaches for him from the arms of his wife, Princess Elizabeth, in a photo from 1951.
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  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wave to supporters from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following her coronation at Westminster Abbey in London, June 2, 1953.
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  • Prince Philip took up flying lessons and qualified for his R.A.F wings in May 1953.
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  • Prince Philip at helm of his yawl, 'Bloodhound,' during Cowes Regatta in 1962.
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  • Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner, right, rides with Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, during a visit by the Prince in downtown Asuncion in 1963.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit a farm on the Balmoral estate in Scotland, during their Silver Wedding anniversary year, September 1972.
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  • Prince Charles and Princess Diana wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace while accompanied by Prince Philip on July 29, 1981.
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth view the thousands of flowers and tributes left outside Kensington Palace in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, Sept. 5, 1997.
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  • Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Britain's Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales walk outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales in London, Sept. 6, 1997.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey after the funeral service of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, April 9, 2002. The Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, had died only a few months before in February.
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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, looks on as Queen Elizabeth ll addresses a joint session of Parliament at the start of her Golden Jubilee celebrations on April 30, 2002 in London.
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  • Queen Elizabeth ll looks at Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and accompanied by Prince William and Prince Harry, as they leave St. Paul's Cathedral following The Golden Jubilee Service of Celebration on June 4, 2002 in London.
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  • Prince Philip takes part in the Trooping of the Colour 2002. Official ceremony to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II birthday and her Golden Jubilee year. Philip is dressed in the uniform of the Coldstream Guards. In the background are Princess Anne and Prince Charles.
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  • Prince Charles looks back at his parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and sons Prince Harry and Prince William, following his civil wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles, who became the Duchess of Cornwall, at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, April 9, 2005.
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  • HRH Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh participates in the carriage driving event on the second day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 13, 2005 in Windsor, England.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ride in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II, right, and Prince Philip, thr Duke of Edinburgh, walk back into the Palace after attending the annual summer garden party held at Buckingham Palace in London, June 29, 2011.
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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh greets well-wishers on the final day of the Queen's Australian tour on Oct. 29, 2011 in Perth, Australia. The Royal couple visited Canberra, Brisbane, and Melbourne before heading to Perth.
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  • Britain's Prince Philip smiles and waves as he leaves Papworth, a specialist heart hospital in Cambridge, England on Dec. 27, 2011.
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  • Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II watch the England vs. Wales women's hockey match at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre during the Commonwealth Games on July 24, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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  • Prince Harry, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia during the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Twickenham Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015 in London.
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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at his side, gestures as he speaks with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle upon their after their arrival outside Windsor Castle, west of London, on April 22, 2016.
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  • Left to right, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the reception for the Diplomatic Corps on Dec. 8, 2016 in London.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pictured at Windsor Castle just after Easter in 2016, in this photo taken by Annie Leibovitz.
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  • Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attend the wedding of their grandson, Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, along with other members of the royal family, May 19, 2018, in St. George's Chapel at Winsor Castle in Windsor, England.
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  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wait for the carriage carrying Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank to pass at the start of the procession after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Oct 12, 2018.
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  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, poses in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle, June 6, 2020, ahead of his 99th birthday on June 10th.
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