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In Pictures: Duke of Edinburgh through the decades

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

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

Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh a very Happy 98th Birthday today! #HappyBirthdayHRH pic.twitter.com/MPUYrfEZU9

The Prince Philip Gordonstoun Foundation

The Duke of Edinburgh, centre, was a pupil at Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland

Queen’s Christmas broadcast

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh had their first child, Prince Charles, in 1948

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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

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, the Queen, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor, in 1968

The duke with Prince Edward, the Queen, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor, in 1968

Anne in the arms of Princess Elizabeth, with the Duke of Edinburgh, holding Charles, in the grounds of Clarence House in 1951

The duke being playful with Anne, while holding Charles, in the grounds of Clarence House in 1951

Duke of Edinburgh’s final public engagement

The duke served in the forces and paid a surprise visit to Iraq to see British troops serving in Basra in 2006

Order of Merit service

Philip has been known for his sense of humour and occasional gaffes

Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by huge crowds when the Queen turned 90

Braemar Royal Highland Gathering

Philip and the Queen enjoy spending time in Scotland, including regular visits to the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering

Polo at Guards Polo Club

They have been married since 1947

Royal Windsor Horse Show

Well into his nineties, the Duke of Edinburgh drove carriages during the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor, Berkshire

Duke of Edinburgh car crash

But the duke surrendered his driving licence last year after a crash near Sandringham

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