The Royal Family

Prince Philip loved life with his family.
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Photos Of Prince Philip With His Kids, Grandkids, & Great-Grandkids

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died this morning at Windsor Castle, was the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was married to Queen Elizabeth for a stunning 73 years, so it's no great surprise that there are endless photos of the British royal family’s patriarch with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Prince Philip died this morning at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle, and as the world mourns the loss, so too does his family.

Prince Philip first became a father when his wife, who was then Princess Elizabeth, gave birth to the heir apparent, Prince Charles, in 1948. Just two years later the couple welcomed their only daughter Princess Anne, followed a full 10 years later by another son, Prince Andrew, in 1960. Finally the couple had their youngest child, Prince Edward, in 1964. Prince Philip made history with Prince Edward's birth by being in the room when he was born at Buckingham Palace, according to an excerpt from royal biographer Ingrid Seward's book My Husband and I: The Inside Story Of 70 Years Of Royal Marriage, per Town & Country. “The Duke of Edinburgh was actually holding his wife’s hand as their youngest was born,” Seward wrote. “Philip became the first royal father in modern history to witness the arrival of one of his children.”

Over the ensuing five decades, the 99-year-old father of four saw those children become parents themselves, then grandparents. And he was there every step of the way.

Father Of The King

Prince Philip with Prince Charles, 1948.PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

Prince Philip became a father for the first time to Prince Charles in 1948, and even though this Buckingham Palace photo was formal, he looks pretty proud to be a dad.

His Little Girl

Prince Philip with his wife and children, 1950.-/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Philip was clearly getting into the swing of fatherhood when Princess Anne was born in 1950; this photo of the family of four is decidedly less formal.

A Toddler Sidekick

Prince Philip with Princess Anne at Balmoral, 1952.PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

The royal family famously loves spending time at their Scottish estate, Balmoral, and little Princess Anne looked like she was her dad's best friend out for a walk there in 1952.

Hanging Out

Prince Philip with wife and kids, 1952.Lisa Sheridan/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images

The normally reticent royal family had some fun hanging out a window in 1952.

Horses, Of Course

Prince Philip with his wife and kids, 1955.Central Press/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images

No big surprise that Prince Charles and Princess Anne would take after their parents and love horses, as they did in this photo taken at Balmoral in 1955.

In The Swing Of Things

Prince Philip pushes his children on a swing, 1955.PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

He might be wearing a suit, but Prince Philip nonetheless pushed Prince Charles and Princess Anne on a swing at Balmoral in 1955.

Like Father, Like Daughter

Prince Philip walking with Princess Anne, 1959.PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

The strong bond between Prince Philip and Princess Anne is clear in this photo of the two out for a walk at Balmoral in 1959.

A New Son Is Born

Prince Philip admires his new son, 1960.Marka/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Prince Philip joined the rest of the family in admiring baby boy Prince Andrew in 1960.

All Smiles

Prince Philip and Princess Anne with Prince Andrew, 1960.PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

Prince Philip, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew were all smiles in 1960.

The Gang's All Here

The royal family poses for a photo, 1970.Photo 12/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

After the birth of Prince Edward in 1964, the family was complete. And Prince Philip looked pleased as punch posing with his brood n 1970.

Sailing Away

Prince Philip sailing with Princess Anne 1970Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images

Does anyone look cooler than Princess Anne sailing around the Isle of Wight with Prince Philip in 1970? The answer is no.

Family That Skis Together, Stays Together

Prince Philip on a ski trip with Prince Charles and Princess Anne, 1965.ullstein bild Dtl./ullstein bild/Getty Images

Prince Philip took Princess Anne and Prince Charles on a ski holiday in Malbun in 1965.

Boys' Train Trip

Prince Philip with his two youngest, 1967.PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

Prince Philip took Prince Edward and Prince Andrew alone on a train trip from Balmoral in 1967. He looked like he had things well in hand.

Father Of The Bride

Prince Philip walks Princess Anne down the aisle in 1973.PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

Prince Philip walked Princess Anne down the aisle at Westminster Abbey when she married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973.

Grinning Grandfather

Prince Philip with Peter and Zara Phillips.Tim Graham/Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images

Prince Philip was having the time of his life with his eldest grandchildren Peter and Zara Phillips, whose mom is Princess Anne of course.

Apple Of His Eye

Prince Philip watches Prince William, 1984.Anwar Hussein/Getty Images News/Getty Images

The entire royal family had eyes only for Prince William in 1984, including his grandfather Prince Philip.

Christmas With The Family

Prince Philip Christmas 1990.Princess Diana Archive/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images

Princess Diana was on hand for Christmas at Sandringham in 1990 with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry, and it looks as though Peter Phillips was happy to hang out with his grandpa for the day.

Chatting With Zara

Prince Philip visits granddaughter Zara at school.Tim Graham/Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images

Prince Philip checked in at Port Regis School for a chat with granddaughter Zara Phillips and she looked pretty pleased about it.

Two Princesses In A Car

Prince Philip in the car with Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.David Cheskin - PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of York's two daughters, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, hung out on a car ride with their grandparents in 1997.

Sad Day For His Grandsons

Princess Diana's funeral, 1997.David Levenson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In a series of photos that became tragically iconic, Prince Philip walked behind Princess Diana’s funeral cortege with his grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, his son Prince Charles and Diana’s brother Charles Spencer in 1997. A horrible day for the entire family.

Flowes & Granddaughters

Prince Philip with his granddaughters.Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Getty Images

Prince Philip spent time on Easter Sunday with granddaughters Princess Eugenie and Lady Louise, the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Hugs For Harry

Prince Harry hugs Prince Philip, 2004.John Giles - PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images

When Prince Philip attended a wedding with his family in 2004, Prince Harry greeted his grandfather with a smile and a hug.

A New Princess To Love

Prince Philip with his great-grandchildren in 2015.Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images

In 2015, Prince Philip joined the rest of the royal family at Princess Charlotte's christening and please check out Prince George' short set.

A Kiss From A King

Prince William kisses his grandfather, 2007.Tim Graham/Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images

One benefit of such a big family? All those kisses. Like this sweet embrace between Prince Philip and Prince William in 2007.

Trooping With The Kids

Prince Philip at Trooping The Colours. Will/GC Images/Getty Images

Prince Philip was in fine form in 2012 when he attended the annual celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, Trooping the Colour, alongside Prince William, Lady Louise, and Prince William's new wife, Kate Middleton.

The Youngest Of The Pack

Prince Philip with his youngest grandchild James, Viscout Severn, in 2015.Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images

Prince Philip's youngest grandchild James, Viscount Severn, took in the sights at Trooping the Colour in 2015.

The Next Generation

Prince Philip hung out with his great-grandchildren in 2017.James Devaney/WireImage/Getty Images

Prince Philip kept a sharp eye on his great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Peter Phillips' daughter Savannah on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour in 2017.

A Kiss From Zara

Zara Tindall kisses her grandfather, 2017.Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Getty Images

Prince Philip gets a kiss from granddaughter Zara Tindall at Royal Ascot in 2017.

Meeting Meghan

Prince Philip goes to church with Meghan Markle, 2017.ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Philip attended Christmas Day services at St. Mary Magdalene Church with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's new fiancee, in 2017.

Always A Kiss From His Son

Prince Charles kisses Prince Philip, 2017.Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Prince Charles kissing Prince Philip in 2017 is such a lovely reminder that, no matter what, the royal family is just that, a family.