He was the dashing military man from a far-flung royal family who swept the future Queen of England off her feet over 70 years ago.
As a young man, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark — as he was known before his marriage to Queen Elizabeth II — was 6ft tall, blonde and athletic with a charm that was said to have left many a female admirer weak at the knees.
None more so than a teenaged Princess Elizabeth who, according to one royal biographer, was dazzled by the naval lieutenant’s so-called ‘Viking’ good looks when the pair met in 1939. Just eight years later they became husband and wife.
Paying tribute to the prince after he died at the age of 99, model siblings Cara and Poppy Delevingne shared a dashing photo of a 17-year-old Prince Philip on holiday in Venice with their grandmother Angela Delevingne.
Here, we take a look back at a young Prince Philip’s most handsome pics.
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