Take A Look Back At Some Of The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Best Moments

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UPDATED 4/12/2021

On April 9th, 2021, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away at the age of 99. Philip and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 73 years of marriage. 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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1950: Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, photographed with their two eldest children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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1982: The Queen and her husband on the dance floor at Burns Night at the Centenary Ball, which celebrates the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

 

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2016: The couple was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair at Windsor Castle in March.

 

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2016: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh sat for photos for the official celebration of her 90th birthday and his 95th.

 

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2017: When Prince Philip retired in August, he had carried out 22,219 solo engagements, 637 solo overseas visits, given 5,496 speeches and authored 14 books since 1952.

 

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2017: For their 70th anniversary, British photographer Matt Holyoak took pictures of the couple in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in November.

 

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Over The Years: Every Maundy Thursday, which is the day on which Christians commemorate the Last Supper, the Queen distributes Maundy money to local pensioners. The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied her throughout the years on each visit.

 

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2018: This is the photo released by the Kensington Royal Instagram account, celebrating the Duke’s 97th birthday!

 

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2019: This year, the Queen and the Duke welcomed another new grandchild! Scroll to view more photos from this past year.

 

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2020: In this photo, the Queen and Duke are seen looking at an anniversary card made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, among others.

 

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