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Prince Philip | Events in the long life of Britain's much-loved prince

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99. A look at the events in the long life of Britain's Prince Philip.

April 09, 2021 / 07:14 PM IST
1921: Prince Philip is born on the Greek island of Corfu, the only son of Prince Andrew, younger brother of the king of Greece. His mother is Princess Alice of Battenberg. In 1928 Philip moves to England to live with his Mountbatten relatives — his grandfather had changed the family name from Battenberg to Mountbatten amid anti-German sentiment during World War I. (Image: AP)
On June 10, 1921 Prince Philip is born on the Greek island of Corfu, the only son of Prince Andrew, younger brother of the king of Greece. His mother is Princess Alice of Battenberg. In 1928 Philip moves to England to live with his Mountbatten relatives — his grandfather had changed the family name from Battenberg to Mountbatten amid anti-German sentiment during World War I. (Image: AP)
Philip joins the Royal Navy in 1939 as a cadet as World War II looms. He later serves in the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Pacific and is promoted several times. He rises to commander in 1952, but his naval career ends shortly after because of his royal duties. (Image: AP)
Philip joins the Royal Navy in 1939 as a cadet as World War II looms. He later serves in the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Pacific and is promoted several times. He rises to commander in 1952, but his naval career ends shortly after because of his royal duties. (Image: AP)
1947: Philip’s engagement to Princess Elizabeth is announced in July. They marry in November at Westminster Abbey. He is made the Duke of Edinburgh on his wedding day. (Image: AP)
1947 | Philip’s engagement to Princess Elizabeth is announced in July. They marry in November at Westminster Abbey. He is made the Duke of Edinburgh on his wedding day. (Image: AP)
1948 - 1950: The couple’s first child, Prince Charles, is born. He becomes heir to the throne four years later. Two years later in 1950, Princess Anne is born. (Image: AP)
1948 - 1950 | The couple’s first child, Prince Charles, is born. He becomes heir to the throne four years later. Two years later in 1950, Princess Anne is born. (Image: AP)
1952: Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, dies while she and Philip are in Africa and she becomes queen. (Image: AP)
1952 | Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, dies while she and Philip are in Africa and she becomes queen. (Image: AP)
1956 - 1954: Philip founds the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, which expands to more than 100 countries. It challenges young people to a series of outdoor activities designed to improve team building and fitness skills. In the year 1960, Prince Andrew is born and in 1964 Prince Edward is born. (Image: AP)
1956 - 1954 | Philip founds the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, which expands to more than 100 countries. It challenges young people to a series of outdoor activities designed to improve team building and fitness skills. In the year 1960, Prince Andrew is born and in 1964 Prince Edward is born. (Image: AP)
2009: Philip becomes the longest-serving royal consort in British history. (Image: AP)
2009 | Philip becomes the longest-serving royal consort in British history. (Image: AP)
2011: At 90, Philip says he is “winding down” his workload. He receives successful emergency treatment for a blocked coronary artery. (Image: AP)
2011 | At 90, Philip says he is “winding down” his workload. He receives successful emergency treatment for a blocked coronary artery. (Image: AP)
2017: Philip announces that he will no longer carry out public engagements due to his advanced age. (Image: AP)
2017 | Philip announces that he will no longer carry out public engagements due to his advanced age. (Image: AP)
2019: The 97-year-old Philip is in a serious car crash near the queen’s Sandringham estate. He is not hurt, but the driver of the other car suffers a broken wrist. Philip gives up his driver’s license. (Image: AP)
2019 | The 97-year-old Philip is in a serious car crash near the queen’s Sandringham estate. He is not hurt, but the driver of the other car suffers a broken wrist. Philip gives up his driver’s license. (Image: AP)
2021, February 16: Philip is admitted to a London hospital where he is treated for an infection, and later transferred to another where he undergoes a heart procedure. He spends a month in hospital before being discharged March 16. (Image: AP)
2021, February 16 | Philip is admitted to a London hospital where he is treated for an infection, and later transferred to another where he undergoes a heart procedure. He spends a month in hospital before being discharged March 16. (Image: AP)
2021, April 9: Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip dies peacefully at Windsor Castle. (Image: AP)
2021, April 9 | Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip dies peacefully at Windsor Castle. (Image: AP)
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