Prince Philip, Longtime Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies at 99


Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was born a prince of Greece and Denmark on the island of Corfu in 1921. EPA/Shutterstock

Less than four months before becoming prince, Lt. Philip Mountbatten inspected his men on July 31, 1947, in Corsham, England. Associated Press

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in London on their wedding day, Nov. 20, 1947. Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, also bestowed the title of Duke of Edinburgh on his new son-in-law. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A uniformed Prince Philip chatting with his uncle, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, in 1948, at Northolt Airport in England. Lord Mountbatten had just returned from India after retiring as governor general. John Rider/Associated Press

Prince Philip posed with Princess Elizabeth and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne at their London residence, Clarence House, in 1951. Associated Press

The queen and prince arrive at Parliament House in Hobart, Tasmania, during the Commonwealth Tour in 1954. Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip listening to an explanation of the workings of an iron mine during their tour of Canada in 1959. Associated Press

Prince Philip and Kenyan Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta at a ceremony in 1963 to formally hand independence to the country over from the monarchy. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

In 1986, the queen and prince visited the Great Wall of China. In a well-known gaffe during their visit to the country, Prince Philip told a group of British