Prince Philip Turns 97 – Take A Look Back At Some Of The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Best Moments
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On Sunday, June 10, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh turned 97. Later this year, Philip and Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary. Over the last seven decades, the couple has had many beautiful memories together.
See some of their sweetest moments and great throwback photos of Prince Philip from over the years below.
1929: A young Prince Philip attending school in St Cloud, France.
We thought we'd share this rarely-seen photograph of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, to mark his 95th birthday today. This photograph of Prince Philip, aged 8, was taken in 1929 at St Cloud, France, where HRH attended school. #HappyBirthdayHRH
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1933: A photo of a young Prince Philip while he was in school.
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1947: After their simple wedding, the Queen (then princess) and the Duke of Edinburgh honeymooned at Broadlands in Hampshire and Birkhall, Balmoral.
Today marks The Duke of Edinburgh's and The Queen's 68th wedding anniversary. #HappyAnniversaryHMandHRH Their wedding day, at Westminster Abbey, was fairly simple, as Britain was still recovering from the war, and the Princess had to collect clothing coupons for her dress, like any other young bride. The happy couple spent their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire (where these photographs were taken) and Birkhall, Balmoral. Photos © Press Association
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1948: The Queen (then a princess) attended Garter Day, where she and Prince Philip were invested as Lady and Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter.
The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh are invested as Lady and Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter on #GarterDay in 1948. Today, The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the attend the Garter Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor – click the link in our bio to find out more about the Order of the Garter, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. 📷 PA
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1949: The couple lived in Malta between 1949 and 1951 when The Duke of Edinburgh was the leader of the First Destroyer Flotilla CHEQUERS in the Mediterranean Fleet.
The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) and The Duke of Edinburgh in Malta in 1949. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness lived in Malta between 1949 and 1951 whilst The Duke of Edinburgh was leader of the First Destroyer Flotilla CHEQUERS in the Mediterranean Fleet. The Royal couple will visit Malta later this week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
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1950: Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, photographed with their two eldest children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
This morning The Queen will visit HMS SUTHERLAND to mark the 20th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning. The Royal Navy has played an important part in The Queen’s life: she has been Naval wife, mother, daughter and granddaughter. 📷 Press Association
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1949-1951: The Duke of Edinburgh often played polo at the racecourse whilst stationed in Malta as a naval officer between 1949 and 1951.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are currently at Marsa Racecourse in Malta watching racing and polo displays. The Duke of Edinburgh regularly played polo at the racecourse whilst stationed in Malta as a naval officer between between1949 and 1951 . Copyright: Times of Malta
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1953: On June 2, the Queen was officially coronated with her husband by her side. She was 25 at the time of her ascension to the throne, and they’d actually been on Tour in Kenya at the time of her father’s death. Her coronation was watched by 27 million people in the UK alone.
Today marks the 64th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. Monarchs have taken part in the Coronation Ceremony @westminsterabbeylondon for 900 years. Just 16 years earlier, The Queen had watched her own father, George VI, be crowned King. Her Majesty became Queen at the age of 25, when she was on Tour in Kenya – the first monarch to ascend to the throne whilst being abroad for 200 years. This image from @royal_collection_trust shows The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on their way to the ceremony. Their Royal Highnesses were driven to Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace by eight grey gelding horses. The service was the first ever televised and watched by 27 million people in the UK alone. Want to know more about The Queen's Coronation? Discover 50 little known facts about the day – Link in bio.
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1958: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were photographed meeting artists of The Royal Ballet backstage at the Royal Opera House.
To celebrate #WorldBalletDay, here's a photograph of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh meeting artists of The Royal Ballet backstage @RoyalOperaHouse in 1958. The Queen is Patron of The Royal Ballet in Covent Garden.
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1972: The Queen and Prince Philip pose for a photo at Buckingham Palace with their four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
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