Prince Philip leaves the hospital after heart surgery

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, poses in his military uniform around 1990.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip was born into the royal families of Greece and Denmark. His family left Greece in 1922 and settled in Paris after his uncle, King Constantine I, was overthrown.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip was dressed for a production of “Macbeth” when he attended school in Scotland in July 1935.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip is the youngest of five children and the only son. After his parents separated in 1930, he was sent to England and raised there by his grandmother and maternal uncle.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip sits with his fiancĂ©e, Princess Elizabeth, in July 1947. He had become a naturalized British citizen and citizen by the surname Mountbatten, an English translation of his mother’s maiden name. He was also an officer in the British Royal Navy and fought in World War II.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth were married in November 1947.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip is playing in a village cricket match in July 1949.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Philip and Elizabeth hold their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne in August 1951.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth dance in Ottawa in October 1951.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth were touring the Commonwealth when their father, King George VI, died on February 6, 1952. She was next on the throne.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after his wife’s coronation in June 1953.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip sails during the Cowes Regatta in August 1962.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip laughs as the Beatles battle it out for the Carl Alan Award, which he presented to the band in March 1964.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen and Prince Philip, accompanied by sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, wave from a balcony at Buckingham Palace during a parade in June 1964.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The royal couple return to Buckingham Palace after a ceremony in June 1965.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen and Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey in April 1966.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip participates in a bicycle polo game in August 1967.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip painted while filming the documentary “Royal Family” in 1969.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip and his daughter, Princess Anne, prepare a barbecue evening on the grounds of Balmoral Castle in August 1972.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen and Prince Philip attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show in April 1976.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

In 1980, Prince Philip took part in the World Carriage Championships.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Phillip fished a Scottish hole in 1993.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Phillip hunts the Sandringham estate in 1994.

Prince Phillip visits the London Stock Exchange in 1998.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Former South African President Nelson Mandela spoke to Prince Philip in November 2000.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip rides a mini motorcycle at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2005.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, attends a Commonwealth Day celebration in London in 2011.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen and Prince Philip attend the annual Trooping the Color ceremony in June 2011.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip visits Sherborne Abbey during his wife’s Diamond Jubilee Tour in May 2012.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen presented New Zealand’s highest honor, the New Zealand Order, to Prince Philip in June 2013 at Buckingham Palace.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip visits the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards in February 2014.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The royal couple arrives for the Royal Ascot horse races in June 2014.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip signs the guest book at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland in June 2014.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip smiles as he visits an Auxiliary Air Force squadron in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July 2015.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Phillip and his grandson Prince Harry will take part in the Rugby World Cup final in October 2015.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen and Prince Philip wave to the guests during their 90th birthday celebrations in June 2016.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip feeds an elephant a banana in April 2017 in Dunstable, England.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip speaks to school children during a visit to Lords Cricket Ground in London in May 2017. He opened the new Warner booth at the venue.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip is making final public appearances ahead of his retirement in August 2017, taking part in a Royal Marines parade at Buckingham Palace. The event also marked the end of Philip’s 64 years as Captain General, the ceremonial leader of the Royal Marines.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

This portrait, painted by Ralph Heimans, shows Prince Philip in the Great Corridor of Windsor Castle. It was unveiled in December 2017.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip attends the wedding of his grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip poses with the wedding reception after Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attend a polo match in Egham, England in June 2018.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip speaks to Sir David Attenborough ahead of an Order of Merit lunch in May 2019.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen and Prince Philip pose for a photo ahead of Philip’s 99th birthday in June 2020.

Prince Philip: Decades in Public Life

The Queen and Prince Philip are looking at a homemade anniversary card that was presented to them by their great-grandprinces George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in November 2020.

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