Prince Philip’s Life And Style, Told Through Pictures

Photos that show the Duke Of Edinburgh always had a strong sense of style, whether on official occasions or hanging out with the Beatles.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99. He was the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family and had retired from public life at age 96.

When it comes to style recognition, Philip, who was best known for his one-liners, often took a back seat to his wife or younger British royals like the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

But just like his wife, Philip has always had a strong sense of style, whether on official occasions, during polo matches or, you know, hanging out with the Beatles. He was named one of GQ UK’s best-dressed men in Britain in 2014, but his dapper days go way further back.

We have plenty of opportunities to both honor him and take style major style inspiration from his life by way of these amazing vintage photos. Check out 32 of our favorite looks below.

1922
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At one year old, Prince Philip of Greece shows an interest in things floral.
1935
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Prince Philip of Greece dressed for the Gordonstoun School's production of 'MacBeth', in Scotland.
1939
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Playing cricket with a popped collar.
1946
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Reviewing a group of sailors in Corsham.
1946
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In his Royal Navy uniform.
1947
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Looking sharp while playing cricket.
1947
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Announcing his engagement to then-Princess Elizabeth.
1947
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Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace shortly before their wedding.
1947
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Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, after their marriage, 1947.
1947
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24th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire.
1948
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With Princess Elizabeth at a charity ball.
1950
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With Princess Elizabeth and their daughter Princess Anne after her christening ceremony.
1951
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With Princess Elizabeth at a square dance held in their honor in Ottawa.
1951
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With Princess Elizabeth and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
1951
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With Princess Elizabeth on the way to British Columbia.
1951
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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, sitting at his desk at Clarence House.
1952
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At a wedding in London.
1953
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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the queen's coronation.
1953
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Queen Elizabeth II filming the arrival of the escort ship HMNZS Black Prince, while in the South Pacific en route to Fiji, aboard the SS Gothic during the coronation world tour, 11th December 1953. On the left is Prince Philip.
1953
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With Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
1955
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Prince Philip, captain of the Windsor Park Team, with the Windsor Cup after his team beat India during the Ascot week Polo tournament of which he is sponsor.The cup was presented by Queen Elizabeth II who is at his side.
1956
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With Queen Elizabeth II on a Nigerian tour.
1956
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During a polo game in Windsor Park.
1957
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With Queen Elizabeth II in Portugal.
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh poses for a portrait at home in Buckingham Palace in December 1958 in London, England.
1957
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Headed to the Royal Ascot with Queen Elizabeth II.
1961
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Rocking a tuxedo with President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy and the queen.
1964
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Practicing his bicycle polo technique.
1964
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Shaking hands with Beatles drummer Ringo Starr while George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney look on.
1965
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With Prince Charles and Princess Anne skiing in Vaduz.
1966
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At an airport in Palm Springs.
1967
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Sailing off the Isle of Wight during the Cowes Royal Regatta.
1967
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With Queen Elizabeth II at the Manoel Theatre in Valleta, Malta.
1967
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, playing polo at Windsor Park, UK, 28th July 1967.
1967
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Opening the Royal Winter Fair in a top hat.
1968
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Pointing out competitors at the Badminton Horse Trials to Queen Elizabeth II.
1972
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With Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral, Scotland.
1982
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At the Royal Windsor Horse Show in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
1982
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Rocking a straw hat like a boss.
1983
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At the Windsor Horse Show.
1986
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All decked out with Queen Elizabeth II in Nepal.
1990
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During a wet Derby Day.
1990
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At the Royal Windsor Horse Show. That belt!
1997
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Looking dapper while celebrating his golden wedding anniversary at The Royal Festival Hall.
2007
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh re-visit Broadlands, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20. The royals spent their wedding night at Broadlands in Hampshire in November 1947, the former home of Prince Philip's uncle, Earl Mountbatten.
2015
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Prince Phillip and Prince William enjoy the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
2016
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during "The Patron's Lunch" celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday at The Mall on June 12, 2016 in London, England.
2017
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh raises his hat in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, makes his final individual public engagement as he attends a parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt on August 2, 2017 in London, England.
2018
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England.
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