Prince Philip Through the Years (PHOTOS)

Prince Philip turns 92 on June 10. From boating as a schoolboy to dining with the Obamas, see pictures from his charmed life.

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Prince Philip Turns 92

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband celebrates his 92nd birthday on June 10. From meeting American presidents to boating as a schoolboy, The Daily Beast takes a look back at his charmed life.

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A New Honor

Queen Elizabeth II presents Prince Philip with the Order of New Zealand, the country’s highest honor, at Buckingham Palace on June 6, 2013.

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Royal Pair

Prince Philip joins Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames in London to watch her Diamond Jubilee Pageant on June 3, 2012. Hundreds of boats sailed down the river in a tribute to her 60 years on the throne.


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Golden Jubilee

On June 4, 2002, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip watch from the balcony of Buckingham Palace as a Concorde flies overhead during her Golden Jubilee celebration. Roughly six weeks earlier, Philip set a record for being the longest-serving consort of a British monarch. He bested Queen Charlotte’s record of 57 years and 70 days.


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A Solemn Moment

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul’s Cathedral on March 7, 2012, in London.

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Dinner With the Obamas

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II dine with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in London in May 2011. 

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Together All These Years

To mark their diamond wedding anniversary in November 2007, Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip visit Broadlands in Hampshire, the spot where they spent their wedding night. 


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Meeting the Bushes

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcome Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to the White House for a state dinner on May 7, 2007. 

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The Hat Squad

Prince William, in uniform as an officer cadet, chats with his grandfather Prince Philip on the steps of the Old College after the Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy in April 2006 in Surrey, England. At the time, William was in the middle of the British Army’s rigorous 44-week officer-training program.

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The Sad, Long Walk

The world watches on in sorrow in September 1997 as the Duke of Edinburgh, William, Earl Spencer, Harry, and Charles walk behind the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales, on the way to the funeral at Westminster Abbey. Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Central London to watch the funeral procession. A week earlier, the princess died in a car crash in Paris.

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A Friendly Handshake

Prince Philip welcomes first lady Nancy Reagan to a banquet at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II during an economic summit in June 1984.


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Polite Conversation

President Richard Nixon chats with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during a trip to London in February 1969.

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Official Business

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip tour Delhi on January 21, 1961, during a state visit to India.

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Just for Laughs

Frank Sinatra and other celebrities share a laugh with Prince Philip during a Variety Club of Great Britain benefit for the National Playing Fields Association in London on December 29, 1951.


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Growing Family

In August 1951, then–Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip appear with 2-year-old Prince Charles and Princess Anne, who was a year old.

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The Duke at the Bat

Prince Philip captains a team of England and county cricketers called the Duke of Edinburgh XI, against Hampshire, in Bournemouth, Dorset, in September 1949.


Meeting the (American) Press

During a visit to America, Prince Philip stops by NBC’s Meet the Press on November 9, 1969, to comment on Soviet leader Nikolai Podgorny. In Philip’s estimation, Podgorny lacked importance outside his own country.


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A Royal Wedding

Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey, after their wedding on November 20, 1947. The ceremony was broadcast by the BBC to 200 million people around the world.

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Queen’s Coronation

On June 2, 1953, newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. The U.K. had a major celebration in 2012, the diamond jubilee of the queen’s 1952 ascension to the throne upon her father’s death.

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The Boy Philip

Prince Philip is pictured as a boy, puttering around the school boat, called Prince Louis. He later served in the Royal Navy and was involved in the Battle of Crete, the invasion of Sicily, and in the Pacific theater.

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The Little Prince

Circa 1929, Prince Philip of Greece, second from left, with his schoolmates at the MacJannet American school in the Paris suburb of Saint-Cloud.