Prince Philip's 99th Birthday: See Duke of Edinburgh's Rare New Photo with Queen Elizabeth

June 10, 2020, is a special date for the British Royals as it’s the day Prince Philip turns 99! The Royal Family’s Instagram account released a photo of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen to mark the milestone.

According to the caption on the image, Prince Philip and the Queen posed for the photograph on June 1, 2020. The new photo was taken in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, west of London, to mark Philip’s birthday.

In the picture, the Queen stood by her husband’s side as they both looked directly at the camera. The photo was taken where the pair have been self-isolating from the novel coronavirus disease since March 2020.

Prince Philip at a state visit by the King and Queen of Spain on July 14, 2017, in London, England | Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Philip at a state visit by the King and Queen of Spain on July 14, 2017, in London, England | Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images


In the image, the Duke wore the Household Division tie. The division is the seven British army regiments that serve Queen Elizabeth II.

For her part, the monarch turned 94 in April 2020. She added the Cullinan V platinum diamond brooch, which consists of 18.8-carats, to accessorize her floral dress.

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Today, The Queen visited the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) village to celebrate the charity’s centenary year. The charity supports Armed Forces personnel and veterans, and their families, as well as people who have been long-term unemployed. During the visit in Kent Her Majesty opened the new Appleton Lodge care facility and visited the Centenary Village housing project. The lodge provides care for residents as well as local people in the area. She also met RBLI Village’s eldest resident, 99-year old WWII veteran John Riggs, and his family. Finally, The Queen visited the RBLI Centenary Village, to see the completed first phase of the development, which includes specially-adapted apartments for wounded former military personnel. And she buried a time capsule which included a personal message congratulating the charity on their Centenary. For more on today visit our website via the link in our bio! 📸 Press Association / Royal Communications

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The couple has been together for 72 years! In May 2017, Philip announced that he was stepping down from royal duties and only attends events when he wants to.


He’s been the longest-serving consort in British history. The royal also holds the record of being the third longest-living British royal.


The Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alice, holds the record after living until the age of 102. She was Prince Henry’s wife and she died in October 2004.


The second longest-living British royal was the Queen Mother. She passed away at the age of 101 in March 2002, seven weeks after her youngest daughter, Princess Margaret, died.


In December 2019, the Duke gave his fans a scare when he spent four nights in a hospital. He was there for “observation and treatment” for a “pre-existing condition,” according to royal officials.


However, his health has seemed fine since his January 2019 car accident. At the time, two people were near his Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

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