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Britain's Prince Philip: A lifetime of service

World | News18.com | August 2, 2017, 4:37 pm
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 Britain's Prince Philip on Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017 retires from solo official duties. Over the decades he has become renowned for his stalwart support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.<br /> Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meets students from Pangbourne College outside the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel where he attended a service to mark the 25th anniversary of Liberation Day, June 14, 2007 in Pangbourne, England. (Image: Getty Images)

Britain's Prince Philip on Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017 retires from solo official duties. Over the decades he has become renowned for his stalwart support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meets students from Pangbourne College outside the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel where he attended a service to mark the 25th anniversary of Liberation Day, June 14, 2007 in Pangbourne, England. (Image: Getty Images)

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 In this image, made available November 18, 2007, HM The Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh re-visit Broadlands, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20. The royals spent their wedding night at Broadlands in Hampshire in November 1947, the former home of Prince Philip's uncle, Earl Mountbatten. (Image: Getty Images)

In this image, made available November 18, 2007, HM The Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh re-visit Broadlands, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20. The royals spent their wedding night at Broadlands in Hampshire in November 1947, the former home of Prince Philip's uncle, Earl Mountbatten. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowd as they leave the 'Recollections Of World War II Commemoration Show', an hour long show performed for thousands of World War II veterans marking the end of the World War II 60 years ago, at Horse Guards Parade on National Commemoration Day July 10, 2005 in London. (Image: Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowd as they leave the 'Recollections Of World War II Commemoration Show', an hour long show performed for thousands of World War II veterans marking the end of the World War II 60 years ago, at Horse Guards Parade on National Commemoration Day July 10, 2005 in London. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Prince Philip Giving The Namaste Yogic Greeting At The Opening Of Phase 2 Of The Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh Temple. (Image: Getty Images)

Prince Philip Giving The Namaste Yogic Greeting At The Opening Of Phase 2 Of The Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh Temple. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh meets members of the cast of Chicago during a visit to the Adelphi Theatre in this March 4, 1999 file photo in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh meets members of the cast of Chicago during a visit to the Adelphi Theatre in this March 4, 1999 file photo in London, England. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh chats to local children in native dress on the island of Kiribati on October 23, 1983 during the Royal Tour of the South Pacific. (Image: Getty Images)

Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh chats to local children in native dress on the island of Kiribati on October 23, 1983 during the Royal Tour of the South Pacific. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip being welcomed by a Kandyan Chief during their Royal Tour in Kandy, April 23rd 1954. (Image: Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip being welcomed by a Kandyan Chief during their Royal Tour in Kandy, April 23rd 1954. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Philip Mountbatten duke of Edinburgh, wearing his uniform of Field Marshal of the British Army, 1953. (Image: Getty Images)

Philip Mountbatten duke of Edinburgh, wearing his uniform of Field Marshal of the British Army, 1953. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (Image: Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Queen Elizabeth II, as Princess Elizabeth, and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, styled Prince Philip in 1957, on their wedding day. She became queen on her father King George VI's death in 1952. (Image: Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II, as Princess Elizabeth, and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, styled Prince Philip in 1957, on their wedding day. She became queen on her father King George VI's death in 1952. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Prince Philip at the Petty Officers Training Centre at Corsham Wilts, 1st August 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

Prince Philip at the Petty Officers Training Centre at Corsham Wilts, 1st August 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, prior to his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, saluting as he resumes his attendance at the Royal Naval Officers School at Kingsmoor, Hawthorn, England, July 31st 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, prior to his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, saluting as he resumes his attendance at the Royal Naval Officers School at Kingsmoor, Hawthorn, England, July 31st 1947. (Image: Getty Images)