Prince Philip’s life in photos

A look at the late Duke of Edinburgh through the years

By Maclean’s April 9, 2021

Prince Philip has died at age 99. His long and storied life as Queen Elizabeth II’s consort has been well-documented over the years. Here are photos ranging from his youth, to his royal wedding, to his later years.

Read our obituary for Prince Philip here.

Young Prince Philip

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Prince Philip of Greece (later Duke of Edinburgh) dressed for Gordonstoun School’s production of ‘MacBeth,’ Moray, Scotland, July 1935 

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Queen Elizabeth II, as Princess Elizabeth, and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, styled Prince Philip in 1947, on their wedding day

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Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, Nov. 24, 1947


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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on June 1, 1951


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In this August 1951 photo, Princess Elizabeth stands with her husband Prince Philip and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne at the couple’s London residence at Clarence House

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their children Princess Anne, Prince Charles (right) and Prince Andrew on his first holiday to Balmoral in September 1960

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on an official visit to Malta, Nov. 17, 1967 

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Prince Philip with Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne in Tuktoyaktuk, in the Northwest Territories, July 1970

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Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh on board HMY Britannia in March 1971. Part of a series of photographs taken for use during the Silver Wedding Celebrations in 1972.

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The royal family at their Balmoral estate in November 1979 


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Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II look at the mass of floral tributes laid outside Buckingham Palace in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.


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Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh onboard the Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London, on June 3, 2012

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Queen Elizabeth II waves as she and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive at the Mansion House during a visit to York after attending the Maundy Thursday Church Service at York Minster on April 5, 2012, in York, England.


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The Duke of Edinburgh has been the Colonel-in Chief of the Royal Canadian Regiment since 1953. Here he inspects members of 3rd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment at Queen’s Park in Toronto, April 27, 2013. 


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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip laugh after bidding farewell to then-President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on April 11, 2014 


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Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by members of the British royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping of the Colour Queen’s 90th birthday parade in London, England, June 11, 2016 


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Prince Philip arrives for the wedding of Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30, 2011

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