The Duke of Edinburgh had a remarkable life – seen here in pictures (Picture: Metro.co.uk/Getty)

Today, June 10, marks what would have been Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday.

The late Duke passed away on April 9 this year, just two months shy of the milestone.

Philip’s life was one of duty and devotion to the country and his family. Of royal birth himself, he was smuggled out of Greece and sent to boarding school in the UK.

He served with distinction in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, and abandoned his Greek and Danish titles to marry the Queen in 1947.

He was the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and together the couple had four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Here, on what would have been his centenary celebration, Metro.co.uk takes a look back at Prince Philip’s 99 years.

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was of royal birth himself, but smuggled out of Greece after his family were exiled. He is pictured here as a toddler in July 1922 (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
After the family left Greece, they spent some time in Paris and Prince Philip attended the MacJannet American school. Pictured second left in 1929, the Duke was said to be a boisterous child and his mother Princess Alice asked the school to form a Scout group to curb his behaviour (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Prince Philip was educated at Gordonstoun where he is seen in his production of Macbeth (Picture: Fox Photos/Getty Images)
The Duke is pictured in the rigging of the Gordonstoun sail-training vessel, Prince Louis, during his time at Gordonstoun School, circa 1938 (Picture: Paul Popper/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
The Duke of Edinburgh’s mother, Princess Alice of Greece, ended up living a semi-cloistered life as a nun on the Aegean Island of Tinos (Picture: Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, served with distinction for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. It would pit him against two of his brother-in-laws who served under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime (Picture: Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
In 1946, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh got engaged but initially the now-Queen’s father refused to allow the union because Philip was not British (Picture: Rex Features)
The couple first met when the Queen was 13 and she soon had her eyes on the dashing military man, six years her senior (Picture: Hulton Royals Collection)
The wedding ceremony of Princess Elizabeth (now the Queen) and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh was conducted at Westminster Abbey (Picture: Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth – now the Queen – married Philip on November 20, 1947. The Queen had to use coupons to pay for her wedding dress in post-war Briton (Picture: Popperfoto via Getty Images)
The couple spent their honeymoon in Romsey, Hampshire (Picture: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The couple’s first son, Prince Charles, was born in November 1948  (Picture: AFP via Getty)
Prince Charles, later The Prince of Wales, is lifted up by his father The Duke of Edinburgh, in the grounds of Windlesham Moor, the country home in Surrey of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke. The Prince would later become the first royal father to be present when the Queen gave birth to fourth child Edward (Picture: PA)
Prince Philip and the family would go on to be stationed for two years in Malta, pictured here in naval uniform in October 1949 (Picture: Keystone/Getty Images)
The Princess Elizabeth said their two years in Malta living at Villa Guardamangia were some of the happiest of their lives (Picture: Hulton Royals Collection)
For the first few years of married life the new family were based at Clarence House and known as the Edinburghs. The Duke is pictured at his desk in 1951 (Picture: Hulton Royals Collection)
Princess Anne was born in 1951 and Prince Philip is said to have wanted to stay living at Clarence House when the Queen ascended the throne (Picture: NCJ Archive/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and her children, Charles and Anne at Balmoral Castle in Scotland (Picture: Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
The couple shared a sense of humour, pictured here in the Royal Box, at a performance of Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia in London on December 18th 1952 (Picture Paul Popper/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
The family’s life changed when the Queen’s father died in 1952 and she ascended throne. The couple, alongside Charles and Anne, are pictured at Westminster Abbey during the coronation in June 1953 (Picture: Rex)
The coronation gathered worldwide media attention and many people bought TV sets for the first time to watch it. During the coronation, the Duke promised to be the Queen’s ‘liegeman of life and limb’
On May 4th, 1953, The Duke of Edinburgh qualified for his RAF wings and is seen in a single-engined Harvard at White Waltham in Berkshire (Picture: Bentley Archive/Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pose for a portrait at home in Buckingham Palace in December 1958 (Picture: Donald McKague/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The Duke was by the Queen’s side during a tour Of Australia, Fiji And New Zealand in February 1963 (Picture: Rex Features)
The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen had four children, pictured together at Buckingham Palace in 1972. Left to right: Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward and Prince Charles. While the Queen is head of the monarchy, in private Prince Philip was very much in charge of the Royal Family (Picture: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Duke was a keen polo player until he gave the sport up at the age of 50 (Picture: Rex)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, smiling during a carriage driving event, Home Park, Windsor, England, July 1975 (Picture: Derek Hudson/Getty Images)
The Queen And Prince Philip, seen chatting during Royal Windsor Horse Show, shared a passion for horses (Picture: Tim Graham photo library via Getty)
After giving up polo, the Prince became instrumental in establishing the sport of Carriage Riding and he continued until soon before his death (Picture: Rex)
Prince Philip, in deep concentration competing in the Cross Country Section Of The International Carriage Driving Grand Prix Championships at the Royal Windsor Horse Show (Picture: Tim Graham photo library via Getty)
During his tenure as King Consort, the Prince undertook 22,219 solo engagements, gave 5,496 speeches and wrote 14 books (Picture: Tim Graham photo library)
It was not always a life of glamour for the royal, pictured here wearing a mac and top hat, trudging through the mud during a wet Derby Day on June 6, 1990 in Epsom (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
The Duke was forced to listen to rock music during a visit to Durrington High School In Worthing (Picture: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip wore safety glasses during a laser surgery demonstration at the opening of University College Hospital in London on October 20th 2005 (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
The Prince, pictured here aged 78, rode alongside his son Prince Charles (left) and the Queen’s cousin the Duke of Kent at Trooping the Colour in 1995 (Picture: Rex)
As a former military man, the Duke was Colonel of the Grenadier Guards and Life Member of the Grenadier Guards Association (Picture: Getty)
Prince Philip was by the Queen’s side at every opening of Parliament, seen here in 2004 (Picture: Getty)
The Duke referred to the Queen by her nicknames Lilibet or Cabbage (Picture: AFP)
The Duke was known for a dry wit and on the day of the Queen’s coronation was said to have quipped ‘where did you get that hat’ (Picture: AFP)
The Duke would also often joke about how he was a professional plaque unveiler (Picture: Getty)
Even in his 90s, the Duke of Edinburgh was undertaking long foreign tours with the Queen. The pair are pictured bidding farewell to Australia at Perth International Airport on October 29, 2011 (Picture: AFP)
The Duke served with distinction in the Royal Navy and is seen here with the Queen marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Paris, France, in 2014 (Picture: Rex)
One of Prince Philip’s last official engagements, in April 2017, involved feeding Donna the elephant during the opening the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (Picture: WireImage)
The Duke of Edinburgh, pictured with the Queen at Trooping the Colour two months before his retirement from official engagements in August 2017 (Picture: Rex)
The Duke was very much the head of the family and those not in immediate line of succession bear his surname Mountbatten-Windsor (Picture: WireImage)
The Duke was all smiles in May 2019 at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor at St George’s Chapel (Picture: Getty)
Prince Philip at his last public appearance – the Transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles, Windsor Castle, on July 22, 2020 (Picture: Tim Rooke/REX)
Leaving Balmoral for Sandringham on September 16, 2020 (Picture: Peter Jolly/REX)
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The last picture taken of Prince Philip shows him and Queen Elizabeth II on their 73rd wedding anniversary (Picture: WireImage )


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