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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.

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

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