Glamorous Photos Capture The Early Romance Of Prince Philip And The Queen

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Prince Philip, who was married to the Queen for more than 70 years, was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He died on Friday at age 99.

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Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and her fiancé, Philip Mountbatten, at Buckingham Palace after their engagement was announced, July 10, 1947

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Prince Philip of Greece, later the Duke of Edinburgh, acts as an usher, assisting Princess Elizabeth (right) and Princess Margaret with their coats as they arrive for a wedding on Dec. 23, 1946.

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Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, with her husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at their 1947 wedding

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Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Philip Mountbatten, study their wedding photographs while on honeymoon in Romsey, Hampshire, in November 1947.

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Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arm in arm, 1947

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Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the reception for a charity ball, 1948

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Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh walk along the Epsom racetrack on June 5, 1948.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their baby Prince Charles, July 1949

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The Duke of Edinburgh dances with Princess Elizabeth at a square dance held in their honor in Ottawa, October 1951.

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Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh watching a “stampede” rodeo staged for them in Calgary, Alberta, during their tour of Canada, 1951.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales, and Princess Anne, 1951

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Queen Elizabeth with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and her children, Charles and Anne, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, 1952

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Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after her coronation ceremony, with Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1953

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in Colombo, Sri Lanka, after opening Parliament, 1954

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Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, and Prince Charles drive from King’s Cross station on their return from holiday at Sandringham.

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the royal tour liner during the ship’s passage through the Panama Canal to the Pacific, 1953

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Seated beside Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh waves to 4-year-old Michael McCarthy during a tour of Mackay in Queensland, Australia, 1954.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass the Statue of Liberty on their one-day visit to New York City, Oct. 21, 1957.

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Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh during a polo game, 1956

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Queen Elizabeth II of England presents Prince Philip with a victor’s trophy in Windsor, England, on June 23, 1957.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with their two children, the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, at Windsor Castle, 1959

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during a royal engagement, 1953

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, watch a cricket match in Highclere, Hampshire, 1958.

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Prince Philip, Jacqueline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth, and President John F. Kennedy chat after dinner at Buckingham Palace in 1961.

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Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the Queen’s 35th birthday in 1961

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Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II arrive at the Royal Ascot race meeting in England, 1962.

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