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The Duke of Edinburgh | Consort, conservationist and champion of the young

About this collection

On his marriage to Princess Elizabeth in 1947, the Duke of Edinburgh became a part of the British Royal Family and, as the Queen's consort, is recognised as one of Britain's hardest-working royals.

To mark the year of his 90th birthday, this collection focuses on his enthusiasm for conservation and creating opportunities for young people. We recall some of the key moments in his public and private life including the birth of his first child, Prince Charles, and the foundation of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

Features

The Duke of Edinburgh Collection

The horses of Princess Elizabeth's wedding coach.

The Royal Wedding, 1947

Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

BROADCAST 1947
26 MINUTES

Crowds cheer as the happy couple emerge from Westminster Abbey.

Princess Elizabeth with baby Charles.

Birth of HRH Prince Charles

BROADCAST 1948
2 MINUTES

Crowds chant 'We want Philip' after the birth of Prince Charles.

Duke of Edinburgh.

The Restless Sphere

The Story of the International Geophysical Year

BROADCAST 1957
74 MINUTES

The duke reveals the questions that this international scientific project will seek to answer.

Duke of Edinburgh and Richard Dimbleby.

Panorama

Duke of Edinburgh on Employment

BROADCAST 1961
8 MINUTES

The Duke of Edinburgh talks about the importance of skills in the modern workplace.

The Duke of Edinburgh.

Let's Find Out

The Duke of Edinburgh

BROADCAST 1965
29 MINUTES

Four teenagers grill the Duke of Edinburgh about his life and work.

A panda up a tree.

Newsround Extra

World Wildlife Fund - 25 Years On

BROADCAST 1986
12 MINUTES

Why preserving endangered species is important for the health of the planet.

A Bengal tiger.

The Natural History Programme

World Wildlife Fund

BROADCAST 1986
29 MINUTES

Public awareness about threats to the environment can save the world.

Prince Edward.

The Duke's Award

1

BROADCAST 1987
41 MINUTES

What drives people to do the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

A field in Wales.

The Duke's Award

2

BROADCAST 1987
40 MINUTES

Follow two groups as they undertake their expeditions in gruelling conditions.

Kirsty Wark, Jill Dando and John Stapleton.

Breakfast Time

Interview with the Duke of Edinburgh

BROADCAST 1988
11 MINUTES

The Duke of Edinburgh warns of the catastrophic effects of human behaviour on the environment.

Queen Elizabeth II visiting Broadcasting House in 2006.

News

Royal Charter for Duke of Edinburgh's Award

BROADCAST 2006
2 MINUTES

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

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