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In Pictures: Duke of Edinburgh through the decades

Prince Philip has been a devoted partner to the Queen through the years.

The Duke of Edinburgh is celebrating his 98th birthday (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Duke of Edinburgh is celebrating his 98th birthday (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

As the Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 98th birthday, we look back at a long life of public service.

The Duke of Edinburgh, centre, was a pupil at Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland (Gordonstoun/PA)
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh had their first child, Prince Charles, in 1948 (PA)
Philip and the Queen have met countless foreign dignitaries, including US presidents such as Gerald Ford and his wife Betty at the White House (PA)
The duke with, Prince Edward, the Queen, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor, in 1968 (PA)
Anne with the duke, holding Charles, in the grounds of Clarence House in 1951 (PA)
The duke served in the forces and paid a surprise visit to Iraq to see British troops serving in Basra in 2006 (MoD/PA)
Philip has been known for his sense of humour and occasional gaffes (John Stillwell/PA)
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by huge crowds when the Queen turned 90 (Toby Melville/PA)
Philip and the Queen enjoy spending time in Scotland, including regular visits to the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering (Andrew Milligan/PA)
They have been married since 1947 (Steve Parsons/PA)
Well into his nineties, the Duke of Edinburgh drove carriages during the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor, Berkshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)
But the duke surrendered his driving licence last year after a crash near Sandringham (Steve Parsons/PA)



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