In the rest of the caption, they write, "At The Queen’s Coronation in 1953, The Duke of Edinburgh swore to be Her Majesty’s ‘liege man of life and limb.’ The Duke was a devoted consort (companion to the Sovereign) for almost 70 years, from Her Majesty’s Accession in 1952 until his death. Find out more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s life and work on the Royal website (link in bio)."
Along with the loving message is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip that was taken by Annie Leibovitz in 2016. Leibovitz was the first American to photograph the monarch and her family back in 2007 at Buckingham Palace. She then returned to capture the family at Windsor Castle in 2016.
Currently, the royal family's website is dedicated to the late Duke of Edinburgh, where visitors can learn about his life, including his education, marriage and family, as well as his many charities and patronages, like the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which is one of the world's leading youth achievement awards. Other pages explore the Duke's many personal interests, including flying, art, design and even bird-watching.
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