A timeline of Prince Philip’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth

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In this file photo from June 19, 1962, Britain's Prince Philip and his wife Queen Elizabeth II arrive at the Royal Ascot race meeting.



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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s longtime husband, died on Friday at the age of 99.

“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh”, palace announced in a press release. “Her Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. “

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were married for 73 years. He is the oldest royal husband in British history.

PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND HUSBAND OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II, DEAD AT 99 YEARS OLD

He and the Queen went on to have four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Check out a timeline of their relationship below:

1934

Princess Elizabeth, then 8, met Philip at Princess Marina and Prince George’s wedding. They reconnected at 13 and 18 at Royal Naval College in Dartmouth and began to exchange letters.

1947

The couple got engaged in July and married in November at Westminster Abbey in London.

Princess Elizabeth and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, wave to the crowd on their wedding day, from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London.
(Photo / AP file)

“It is with great pleasure that the King and Queen announce the engagement of their beloved daughter, Princess Elizabeth, to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten RN, son of the late Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice… to what union the king willingly gave his consent ”, we read in the declaration.

At the time, she was 21 and he was 26.

QUEEN ELIZABETH BETWEEN 8 DYING DAYS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF PRINCE PHILIP

1948

On November 14, 1948, the newlyweds welcomed their first son: Prince Charles Philip Arthur George.

1950

On August 15, 1950, they welcomed their daughter Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise.

In this August 1951 file photo, British Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, stands with her husband, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, and their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, at Clarence House, the London residence of the royal couple. Prince Philip was born into the Greek royal family, but has spent most of his life as a pillar of the British family.
(Photo AP / Eddie Worth, dossier)

1952

In February, King George VI died, making Elizabeth heir to the British throne. She and Philip were in Kenya when her father died.

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1953

Elizabeth was crowned Queen on June 2, 1953 in front of 8,000 guests at Westminster Abbey. More than 20 million people have connected across the world.

1960

On February 19, 1960, the couple welcomed their third child, a son named Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward.

They also created the new surname Mountbatten-Windsor, a combination of the names of Philip and Elizabeth.

In this file photo from June 19, 1962, Britain’s Prince Philip and his wife Queen Elizabeth II arrive at the Royal Ascot race meeting.
(AP file)

1964

The royal couple welcomed their fourth and last child, a son named Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, on March 10, 1964.

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1972

The couple celebrated 25 years of marriage.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh return to Broadlands to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20, 2007.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh return to Broadlands to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20, 2007.
(Tim Graham / Getty Images)

1997

The Queen and Duke celebrated 50 years of marriage with a reception at the Banqueting House in London

“He was, quite simply, my strength and I have stayed all these years, and I and all his family, and that and many other countries, owe him a greater debt than he would ever claim, or we will never know ”said of her husband.

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2017

At 96, Prince Philip is stepping down from royal duties after more than 22,000 solo appearances, spanning more than seven decades.

He has also completed more than 630 solo trips abroad and 5,400 speeches on behalf of the crown.

In this June 1, 2020 file photo, British Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose for a photo in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, ahead of her 99th birthday on Wednesday June 10.
In this June 1, 2020 file photo, British Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose for a photo in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, ahead of her 99th birthday on Wednesday June 10.
(Steve Parsons / Pool via AP)

That year, the couple also celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

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2020

The royal couple celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary with cards made by their many great-grandchildren.

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