A naval officer and a gentleman known for his mischievous sense of humour, Prince Philip celebrates his 92nd birthday on Monday 10 June.
Although the Prince will spend his birthday in hospital – he has recently been admitted for an exploratory abdominal operation – he has plenty to celebrate as he approaches his birthday.
No doubt he will receive many visitors on his special day as his nearest and dearest rally around him, including Her Majesty and their children Charles the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. His grandchildren are also sure to pay a visit to their grandfather, along with his two great-grandchildren Savannah and Isla Phillips.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who has been at Her Majesty”s side for more than 65 years, also has a lot to look forward, including more family members. He and the Queen are currently awaiting the arrival of a third great-grandchild, as Kate Middleton prepares to give birth to her first baby with Prince William in July.
To celebrate Prince Philip”s 92nd birthday, ! Online have chosen 15 facts that span the Queen”s husband”s lifetime and give an insight into the fundamental role he continues to play.