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Prince Philip turns 98, Royal family celebrates

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Elizabeth II's husband, turned 98 on Monday and members of the royal family took to to pay him tribute.

The royal family took to its official account to wish the

"Wishing His Royal Highness The a very Happy 98th Birthday! #HappyBirthdayHRH. The was born on this day in 1921. In the first picture, HRH is pictured at Lady and Thomas Kingston's wedding this year. In the second picture, His Royal Highness was photographed in 1953, 66 years ago," read the caption.


Other than this, Philip's children and grandchildren also extended their heartfelt wishes on

and Duchess Kate shared a series of photo and on and wrote alongside, "Wishing a very Happy 98th to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh!"


Sharing a series of adorable pictures with her grandfather, wrote, "Happy to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. I found a couple of classic photographs of Grandpa and I on and Trooping the Colour a few years ago now."


According to Fox News, the will be honoring by firing gunshots. The also tweeted that they wish to make it a good one. "Determined to make it a good one," they tweeted.

was born in the year 1921, in His mother and father were of Battenberg and Prince of and He also had four sisters named, Cecilie, Princess Sophie, Princess Margarita, and Princess

He married the of England in the year 1947. Together they have three sons and one daughter - Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and daughter Princess Anne, reported

After his retirement from public life he occasionally gets spotted with the at the few official events

The Duke drives horse-drawn carriage but has stopped driving cars since his road accident on January 17 this year, after which he had to surrender his driving license.

Prince Philip was driving his when he got involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle but was not injured. The Queen was not in the car when the accident took place near Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, according to the palace.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 23:00 IST