Web Desk(June 10, 2018): Britain’s royal patriarch Prince Philip, turns 97 on Sunday, his first birthday since retiring after a lifetime of public service.
Never one for a fuss — least of all over himself — Queen Elizabeth II´s husband has no plans for celebrations as he moves a step nearer to 100.Princess Elizabeth and Philip The Duke of Edinburgh pose on their wedding day, November 20, 1947 in Buckingham Palace.
Elizabeth II, and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales (left) and Princess Anne (right), circa 1951.Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, waves to the crowd, June 2, 1953 after being crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.American President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, pose with Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in London, June 15, 1961.Prince Charles wears a crown and robes after a ceremony where he was invested as the Prince of Wales, with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Caernarvon Castle, Wales, July 2 1969.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip stand with President and Mrs. Reagan during a state dinner. on February 23, 1983.Official portrait released in June 1987 and taken at Buckingham Palace shows Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose with U.S. President George Bush and his wife Barbara on November 30, 1993.The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles walk outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, September 6, 1997.
The Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with their families after their wedding ceremony, April 9, 2005.
Prince Philip waves to members of the media as he leaves the King Edward VII Hospital in London June 9, 2012.Prince Philip raises his bowler hat as he makes his final solo appearance at an official engagement, before retiring from active public life. He was attending the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge at Buckingham Palace on August 2, 2017.