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The Duke of Edinburgh

Royals across Europe celebrate Prince Philip’s 99th birthday

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh
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The Royal Family has taken to social media to celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh’s 99th birthday. A series of special photographs have been shared on official accounts to mark Prince Philip’s big day.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were first to send birthday wishes. Early on the morning of June 10th 2020, they added two photographs showing Prince Philip with Prince William and with the Duchess of Cambridge.

The official Royal Family social media accounts had already marked Philip’s birthday by adding a new photograph of him with the Queen taken to celebrate his 99th. On the day itself, an album of images of the couple were added along with celebratory wishes.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall also shared a special celebration on the official Clarence House Twitter and Instagram accounts. Alongside images of Philip with a young Charles was the message ”Wishing The Duke of Edinburgh a very happy 99th birthday!”

Another rare image of a royal childhood was shared by the Romanian Royal Household along with a touching tribute from Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown. Prince Philip is a close relative as well as godfather to Margareta.

The photo showed Philip as a youngster with Margareta’s father, King Michael I, who died in 2017. In a birthday message, it was noted that the two grew up together and spent happy days together in Bucharest and in Florence.

Prince Philip is spending his 99th birthday at Windsor Castle with the Queen. The couple have been in isolation there since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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