Prince Philip: a lifetime of service in pictures
The Duke of Edinburgh, Britain’s longest-serving consort, died at Windsor Castle
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.
“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace said.
“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
Philip, who was married to the Queen for 73 years, retired from regular royal duties in 2017. He was the longest-serving consort in British history and the oldest serving partner of a reigning monarch.
His public appearances spanned eight decades.
1947: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at the Royal Naval College, shortly after the announcement of his engagement to Princess Elizabeth. He had been born into the Greek and Danish royal families in 1921 and became the Duke of Edinburgh on the day of his wedding
circa 1951: The young couple enjoy an outing with their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, the year before the early death of King George VI cut short what was expected to be a lengthy apprenticeship
June 1953: The Queen and Prince Philip wave to wellwishers from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after her coronation at Westminster Abbey
1954: The year after the Queen’s coronation, Prince Philip accompanied her on a tour of Australia. Here they are seen waving to crowds in Brisbane
1964: The Prince saddles up in traditional "caballero" garb during a visit to Mexico. He often seemed to enjoy the active side of royal visits
July 1977: The Duke of Edinburgh enjoys a rapturous welcome by schoolchildren in Hull, part of an extensive royal tour to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Between May and August, the couple visited cities and town across the UK, starting in Glasgow and ending in Northern Ireland
1987: The Queen and Prince Philip sit alongside their grandchildren, Prince William, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry and Zara Phillips for a Scottish-themed Christmas card
2000: Prince Philip takes part in an animated conversation with members of a Pakistani under-15 cricket team at a reception at St James Palace. He remained a popular figure despite - or perhaps because of - his reputation for gaffes
2000: Philip, seen here with Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, accompanied the Queen on several Commonwealth tours of duty during their seven-decade-long marriage
2006: He also carried out solo royal duties. Here Philip is seen talking to soldiers from the Queen's Royal Hussars during a surprise visit to Iraq in 2006. As well as attaining the rank of commander during his naval service, the he is the honorary colonel-in-chief of dozens of British and Commonwealth military regiments
2011: During Barack and Michelle Obama’s state visit to the UK, Prince Philip shares a joke with the former first lady
2015: In later years, Philip made fewer public appearances. Here he is seen leaving a ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral marking the end of UK's operations in Afghanistan
2017: There was room for levity at the end of his career too, though. Here he is seen befriending an elephant named Donna at Whipsnade Zoo