Gone But Not Forgotten: Prince Philip Lived An Extraordinary Life — See Photos Of His Wedding To Queen Elizabeth & More

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Apr. 9 2021, Updated 12:36 p.m. ET

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On April 9, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away at age 99.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the family's statement read. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

Take a walk down memory lane by checking out photos that honor the patriarch's life and legacy.

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After Philip and Queen Elizabeth II's engagement was announced to the world on July 10, 1947, the beaming couple stepped out arm in arm.

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Here comes the bride! The pair tied the knot at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. According to reports, the nuptials were broadcasted by the BBC to more than 200 million people.

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How cute! The couple was photographed with their two eldest children, Charles, Prince of Wales and Anne, Princess Royal.

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Their crowning moment: the dynamic duo waved to the public from Buckingham Palace's balcony after Elizabeth's coronation on June 2, 1953.

She took the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, George VI. According to reports, the ceremony cost over $2 million, which today, would equate to an astronomical $59,593,901 or £43,427,400!

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Horsin' around! At Sutton Park Polo Club in Guildford, Surrey, Philip was pictured played polo for Maidensgrove against Hertfordshirein in the Cowdray Park Junior Challenge Cup. After his team came out victorious, he was seen raising his stick in the air.

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Home, sweet home! Elizabeth and Philip kicked back and relaxed with their pup at Balmoral, their Scottish property, in 1975.

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During their stay in Scotland, the matriarch took a photo with her favorite boys: Philip, son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Charles and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (L to R).

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In 1981, Philip was the picture of pride as his first son Charles wed Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981. After a ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral, the new couple and Charles' parents greeted the public on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

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The next generation! In 1982, the royal family held a christening for Charles and Diana's first son, Prince William. The tot's christening gown was worn by more than 60 royal babies, including Elizabeth herself!

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Philip was seen in uniform alongside the Navy in August 1985. He served for the British Forces during World War II and received several promotions throughout his career with the organization.

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On September 6, 1997, Philip, Prince William, Diana's brother Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Charles followed behind the Cortege that carried Princess Diana to Westminster Abbey for her funeral service.

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Happy wife, happy life! To mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in 2007, Philip and his leading lady visited Broadlands, where they spent their wedding night 60 years ago. Broadlands in Hampshire had been the home of Prince Philip's uncle, Earl Mountbatten.

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A man of the people! At the 2017 Trooping the Colour parade, an annual event that celebrates Queen Elizabeth's birthday, Philip waved to the bustling crowds from the balcony while surrounded by family, including Kate Middleton and her kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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His last hurrah! The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Captain General's Parade and met with Royal Marines as his final individual public engagement on August 2, 2017. 

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Princess Eugenie and and Jack Brooksbank's wedding on October 12, 2018, marked the last time the entire royal family was photographed together.

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A few days before his 99th birthday in 2020, Philip — wearing a Household Division tie — stepped out at Windsor Castle for a photo opp alongside Elizabeth. 

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Prince Philip attends the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles, from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, at Windsor Castle on July 22, 2020.

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Prior to their 73rd wedding anniversary in November 2020, Elizabeth and Philip read cute homemade cards made by great-grandchildren George, Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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After spending 28 days in the hospital, Philip was spotted being driven back home to Windsor Castle on March 16. The royal was receiving "treatment for an infection" and he then underwent "a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition," the family shared.

This is the last published photograph of the Duke.

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