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Britain’s Prince Philip celebrates his 98th birthday

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Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, turned 98 years old on Monday. Prince Philip bowed out of public life in April 2018, after more than 65 years at the side of Queen Elizabeth.

The Duke had been Captain General of the Royal Marines since 1953 and served with the Royal Navy in World War II.

Since retiring from official solo duties, he has appeared in public alongside the Queen and other members of the royal family at events and church services.

In January of 2019, the Prince was cautioned by police after his involvement in a car crash near the Sandringham estate in eastern England. He later apologised to a woman who was injured in the accident.

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