Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dead at 99: His Life in Photos

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday at the age of 99. He lived nearly a century in the public eye, with more than 70 of those years at the side of the queen. Here are some of the brightest moments of his extraordinary life caught on camera.

<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Philip of Greece, later Duke of Edinburgh, as a toddler, in July 1922.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Topical Press Agency/Getty</div>

Prince Philip of Greece, later Duke of Edinburgh, as a toddler, in July 1922.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Philip (second from left) with his schoolmates at the MacJannet American school in St. Cloud sometime in 1929.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Picture Post/Getty</div>

Prince Philip (second from left) with his schoolmates at the MacJannet American school in St. Cloud sometime in 1929.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Philip of Greece dressed for the Gordonstoun School’s production of <em>Macbeth</em> in Scotland in July 1935. </p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Fox Photos/Getty</div>

Prince Philip of Greece dressed for the Gordonstoun School’s production of Macbeth in Scotland in July 1935.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement in 1947.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Fox Photos/Getty</div>

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement in 1947.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Then Princess Elizabeth poses with her husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on their wedding day, Nov. 20, 1947.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Hulton Deutsch/Getty</div>

Then Princess Elizabeth poses with her husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on their wedding day, Nov. 20, 1947.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Official photograph of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, on Nov. 23, 1947.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Central Press/Getty</div>

Official photograph of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, on Nov. 23, 1947.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip pose after the birth of their first child, Prince Charles, with her father, King George VI, and mother, Queen Elizabeth, in November 1948.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">API/Getty</div>

Then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip pose after the birth of their first child, Prince Charles, with her father, King George VI, and mother, Queen Elizabeth, in November 1948.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their baby daughter, Princess Anne, following her christening on Oct. 23, 1950.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Fox Photos/Getty</div>

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their baby daughter, Princess Anne, following her christening on Oct. 23, 1950.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II holding her young daughter, Princess Anne, and Prince Philip holding their son, Prince Charles, in 1951.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Keystone-France/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth II holding her young daughter, Princess Anne, and Prince Philip holding their son, Prince Charles, in 1951.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth with Prince Philip and their children, Charles and Anne, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 28, 1952.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Lisa Sheridan/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth with Prince Philip and their children, Charles and Anne, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 28, 1952.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Philip disembarks from a Harvard Trainer aircraft after a flight, at RAF White Waltham, Berkshire, where he had been training for his “wings” on May 4, 1953.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">PNA Rota/Getty</div>

Prince Philip disembarks from a Harvard Trainer aircraft after a flight, at RAF White Waltham, Berkshire, where he had been training for his “wings” on May 4, 1953.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace after her coronation on June 2, 1953.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Keystone/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace after her coronation on June 2, 1953.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with their children, Prince Andrew (center), Princess Anne (left), and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1960.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Keystone/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with their children, Prince Andrew (center), Princess Anne (left), and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1960.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Philip with his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, in 1960.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Keystone-France/Getty</div>

Prince Philip with his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, in 1960.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth, holding baby Prince Edward, with Prince Philip, on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Trooping of the Color on June 13, 1964. </p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Keystone-France/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth, holding baby Prince Edward, with Prince Philip, on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Trooping of the Color on June 13, 1964.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>The queen with the Duke of Edinburgh and their children: (From l-r) Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince Charles, and Prince Andrew on the lawn at Frogmore House, Windsor, on April 20, 1965, the queen’s 39th birthday.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">PA Images/Getty</div>

The queen with the Duke of Edinburgh and their children: (From l-r) Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince Charles, and Prince Andrew on the lawn at Frogmore House, Windsor, on April 20, 1965, the queen’s 39th birthday.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II lunches with Prince Philip and their children Princess Anne and Prince Charles at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, circa 1969, during a filming for Richard Cawston’s BBC documentary <em>Royal Family</em>, which followed the royal family over a period of a year.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Hulton Archive/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth II lunches with Prince Philip and their children Princess Anne and Prince Charles at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, circa 1969, during a filming for Richard Cawston’s BBC documentary Royal Family, which followed the royal family over a period of a year.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose for a portrait to commemorate their 25th silver wedding anniversary at Buckingham Palace, Nov. 20, 1972. </p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Fox Photos/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose for a portrait to commemorate their 25th silver wedding anniversary at Buckingham Palace, Nov. 20, 1972.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Princess Anne is walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey on the arm of her father, Prince Philip, on her wedding day, Nov. 14, 1973. </p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Mirrorpix/Getty</div>

Princess Anne is walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey on the arm of her father, Prince Philip, on her wedding day, Nov. 14, 1973.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Prince Philip wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Charles and Diana’s wedding on July 29, 1981. </p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Tim Graham/Getty</div>

Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Prince Philip wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Charles and Diana’s wedding on July 29, 1981.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>A portrait of members of the royal family after the birth of Prince William in 1982.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Hulton Deutsch/Getty</div>

A portrait of members of the royal family after the birth of Prince William in 1982.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Royal relatives and godparents who are amused at the antics of young Prince William after his brother, Prince Harry, is christened at Windsor Castle on Dec. 21, 1984, in Windsor, England.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Anwar Hussein/Getty</div>

Royal relatives and godparents who are amused at the antics of young Prince William after his brother, Prince Harry, is christened at Windsor Castle on Dec. 21, 1984, in Windsor, England.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ride in the royal carriage to the wedding of their son Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson on July 23, 1986.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Derek Hudson/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ride in the royal carriage to the wedding of their son Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson on July 23, 1986.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry, and Prince Charles follow the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales, as it is transported from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey on Sept. 6, 1997.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Anwar Hussein/Getty</div>

Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry, and Prince Charles follow the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales, as it is transported from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey on Sept. 6, 1997.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Members of the royal family and wedding party gather on the steps of St. George’s Chapel after the marriage of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones on June 19, 1999, in Windsor, England. </p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Anwar Hussein/Getty</div>

Members of the royal family and wedding party gather on the steps of St. George’s Chapel after the marriage of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones on June 19, 1999, in Windsor, England.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>In a rare moment of PDA, Prince Philip kisses Queen Elizabeth II during the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Millennium Dome on Dec. 31, 1999, in London, England.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Anwar Hussein/Getty</div>

In a rare moment of PDA, Prince Philip kisses Queen Elizabeth II during the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Millennium Dome on Dec. 31, 1999, in London, England.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Charles, Prince of Wales, and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with their families in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on April 9, 2005.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Hugo Burnand/Pool/Getty</div>

Charles, Prince of Wales, and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with their families in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on April 9, 2005.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, revisit Broadlands to mark their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007. The royals spent their wedding night at Broadlands, the former home of Prince Philip’s uncle Earl Mountbatten, in Hampshire in November 1947.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Tim Graham/Getty</div>

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, revisit Broadlands to mark their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007. The royals spent their wedding night at Broadlands, the former home of Prince Philip’s uncle Earl Mountbatten, in Hampshire in November 1947.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Members of the royal and Middleton families, along with the bridal party, pose for an official portrait in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace after the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011. </p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">St. James’ Palace</div>

Members of the royal and Middleton families, along with the bridal party, pose for an official portrait in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace after the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Prince Philip raises his hat during his final individual public engagement on August 2, 2017, in London, England.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Hannah McCay/WPA Pool/Getty</div>

Prince Philip raises his hat during his final individual public engagement on August 2, 2017, in London, England.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>The royal family, along with mother of the bride Doria Ragland and the bridal party pose for an official portrait after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace</div>

The royal family, along with mother of the bride Doria Ragland and the bridal party pose for an official portrait after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018.

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<div class="inline-image__caption"><p>Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh pictured in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of his 99th birthday on June 10, 2020.</p></div> <div class="inline-image__credit">Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images</div>

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh pictured in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of his 99th birthday on June 10, 2020.

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