On the morning of April 9, Buckingham Palace announced the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years. Philip, who was 99, had retired from public duties in 2017.
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A teenage Elizabeth met her future spouse, then a naval cadet, when she was 13 years old, followed by an epistolary courtship and eventual 1947 wedding. Click along for some of her memorable quotes about their partnership.