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The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh in the 1990s


The Duke of Edinburgh led a long life of public service as the longest-serving consort in British history. As Queen Elizabeth’s “strength and stay” for over 73 years, he was a highly-visible member of the Royal Family, and now, as we look back on his life, here are some of his big moments from the 1990s.

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Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 1991.

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As The Queen marked 40 years on the throne, she gave a speech at Guildhall calling 1992 her ‘annus horribilis’ with Prince Philip at her side.

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The Queen and Prince Philip on a walkabout during a royal visit to Hungary in 1993.

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The Queen and Prince Philip aboard the Eurostar after The Queen officially opened the Eurotunnel on 6 May 1994.

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The Queen and Prince Philip at the Order of the Garter Ceremony on 19 June 1995.

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Laughing with the crowd during a walkabout in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic, on 28 March 1996.

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During their royal visit to Canada in July 1997, The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with 45 other couples who were also marking their golden anniversary. Later that year, she would call Philip her ‘strength and stay’ throughout her life.

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On 6 September 1997, Prince Philip walked alongside his grandsons, Princes William and Harry, as they followed the funeral procession of their late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

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The royals were emotional when the Royal Yacht Britannia was decommissioned on 11 December 1997 at a ceremony at Portsmouth.

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The Queen and Prince Philip leaving the wedding ceremony of their youngest, The Earl of Wessex, walking alongside Mrs Rhys-Jones, mother of Sophie, their new daughter-in-law, on 19 June 1999.

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The Queen and Prince Philip share a New Year’s kiss at the Millennium Dome to mark the new millennium, 31 December 1999.

About author

Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.