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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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  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace shortly before their wedding in 1947.
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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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  • Prince Philip at helm of his yawl, 'Bloodhound', during Cowes Regatta.
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  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten are photographed with their daughter Anne and son Charles in 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visits the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, Nov. 10, 2011.
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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 Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh attends a service of commemoration at Sandringham Church on Aug. 4, 2014 in King's Lynn tot mark the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany.
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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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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the President of the Guinea Pig Club meets Surviving "Guinea pig club" members after he unveiled a memorial to them at the National Memorial Arboretum on November 2, 2016 in Staffordshire, UK.
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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on November 13, 2016 in London, England. The service pays tribute to those who have suffered or died at war.
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  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh tours the Brompton bicycle factory with Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams on Nov. 28, 2016 in London.
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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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  • 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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  • Britain's Prince Philip, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt, in central London, Britain, Aug. 2, 2017.
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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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