Inside the Private Life of Prince Philip

The rare, unseen moments throughout the royal's 73-year marriage to the Queen.

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Update, 4/9: Prince Philip has died at 99, the Palace confirms.

Believe it or not, Prince Philip has spent 73 of his 99 years (opens in new tab) of life married to Queen Elizabeth II (opens in new tab). When he retired from his royal duties (opens in new tab) in 2017, many worried the Duke of Edinburgh's health had taken a turn for the worst. Here, a look back at Prince Philip's life—featuring intimate moments with the Queen, laughter with his grandson Prince Harry (opens in new tab), and meeting his granddaughter-in-law (opens in new tab) Meghan Markle.

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.