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A life in pictures - Britain's Prince Philip

April 09, 2021 18:11 IST
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From his early years to the duties and pleasures of royal life, we take a look at the life of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, prior to his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, saluting as he resumes his attendance at the Royal Naval Officers School at Kingsmoor, Hawthorn, England, July 31 1947. The Duke of Edinburgh remained an active member of the Royal Navy until the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952, when he left to fully devote himself to supporting her work. Photograph: PNA Rota/Keystone/Getty Images

Philip Mountbatten, batting at the nets during cricket practice while in the Royal Navy. The duke was a keen cricketer. Photograph: Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images

Members of the British royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten (later Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh), London, November 20, 1947. In the summer of 1946, the Duke had asked King George VI for his daughter’s hand -- with the pair marrying in Westminster Abbey. Photograph: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (centre) meets Kumara, a 7 month-old elephant, during a visit to Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, in July of 1967. Through the years, he has served as a patron and member of more than 750 organisations, and in 2009 he became the longest-serving British consort in history. Photograph: William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Duke of Edinburgh speaks to princes William and Harry at Sandhurst after the sovereign’s parade in April 2006. The parade marked the completion of Harry’s officer training. Photograph: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama pose for photographs with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during an audience at Buckingham Palace on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Photograph: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge greet the crowd from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh rides through the grounds of Windsor Castle during the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on May 15, 2014 in Windsor, England. Photograph: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh walk at Broadlands in Romsey, southern England in 2007. The Queen and Prince Philip marked their diamond wedding anniversary with a special service of thanksgiving on November 19, 2007. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/Pool/Reuters

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh raises his hat in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, makes his final individual public engagement as he attends a parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt on August 2, 2017 in London. Photograph: Hannah McKay - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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