Prince Philip at 95: A toast to the dapper Duke's 'time-honoured style'
The Duke of Edinburgh plays host to friends and members of the Variety Club of Great Britain and to the stars of the Midnight Matinee
Elizabeth Bowes Lyon when engaged to the Duke of York, after the polo in 1923. She is wearing her Art-Deco Aquamarine brooch on her hat.
PRINCE PHILLIP - ROYAL NAVY - Among other engagements, Philip was involved in the Battle of Crete, and was mentioned in despatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan, in which he controlled the battleship's searchlights. He was also awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour. Duties of lesser glory included stoking the boilers of the troop transport ship RMS Empress of Russia. He was promoted to sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth in which he gained the…