Prince Philip turns 99
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PRINCE PHILIP TURNS 99

The Duke of Edinburgh is celebrating his 99th birthday on June 10 with the release of an official new photo taken last week.

Prince Philip and The Queen are pictured in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, where they are in lockdown.

This is the first public image of the Duke since he was seen leaving a private hospital on Christmas Eve last year.

Her Majesty and Prince Philip will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on November 20. Philip is currently the oldest-living British royal. He’s also the longest-lived male member of the royal family, the longest-serving consort in British history and the oldest-living descendent of Queen Victoria.

For the photos, The Queen is wearing a dress by Angela Kelly and her favourite Cullinan V Diamond Brooch and Prince Philip is sporting his Household Division tie.

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The photographer, Steve Parsons, who took Prince Philip’s birthday photo also took the recent photo of the Queen riding her horse that was released last month.



Update Post!!! June 10

British Royals Congratulate Prince Philip

Members of the British Royal Family congratulate Prince Philip on his 99th birthday.

  • Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall share the next message on social media “Wishing The Duke of Edinburgh a very happy 99th birthday!”

The photos are from:

1957: Boat ride up the River Medina at Cowes.

2016: Prince Philip and Prince Charles visit Poundbury, a new urban development built on the Duchy of Cornwall.

2020: Prince Philip official portrait for his birthday.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge via Kensington Royal shared the message “Wishing a very happy 99th Birthday to The Duke of Edinburgh!”

The photos are from:

2015: Prince Philip and Prince William at the Rugby World Cup.

2016: The Queen’s Patron Lunch to mark Queen’s 90th birthday, attended by Royal Family.

2020: Prince Philip official portrait for his birthday.

  • Princess Eugenie also send a birthday greeting for the Duke of Edinburgh “A very Happy 99th Birthday to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Grandpa, we wish you a special day… and may all grandparents celebrating birthdays in lockdown have a wonderful time.”

The photo was taken at Windsor Castle on occasion of The wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank on 12 October 2018.



Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark) was born on 10 June 1921 in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu as he only son and fifth and final child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg.

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At one year old, Prince Philip of Greece shows an interest in things floral.

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A rare picture of Prince Philip of Greece at the public school of Gordonstoun, Elgin, Scotland.

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Prince Philip (Lieut, Philip Mountbatten) pictured in naval uniforme Buckingham Palace, after the official announcement of his engagement to Princess Elizabeth.



Prince Philip married the then Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London.

The day before the wedding, King George VI bestowed the style of Royal Highness on Philip and, on the morning of the wedding,he was made the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich of Greenwich in the County of London.

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The Prince and The Queen have four children:

  • Charles, Prince of Wales (born 14 November 1948)
  • Anne, Princess Royal (born 15 August 1950)
  • Prince Andrew, Duke of York (born 19 February 1960)
  • Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (born 10 March 1964)
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Prince Charles and his Royal parents – Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

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Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince Edward.



In 1956, the Duke, with Kurt Hahn, founded The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in order to give young people “a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities”.

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Philip played polo until 1971, when he started to compete in carriage driving, a sport which he helped to expand.

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As consort to the Queen, Philip supported his wife in her duties as sovereign, accompanying her to ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament in various countries, state dinners, and tours abroad.

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Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visited The Vatican for an audience with Pope John Paul ll on October 17, 1980 at The Vatican, Italy.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh holds the hand of Queen Elizabeth II as she proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England.

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Prince Philip retired from his royal duties on 2 August 2017, meeting Royal Marines in his final solo public engagement, aged 96.



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