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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is well-known as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, and the father of Prince Charles

InformationDetail
BirthdayJune 10, 1921
NationalityDanish, Greek
FamousDanish Men, Greek Men, Prince Consort, Miscellaneous
SpousesElizabeth II (m. 1947)
SiblingsPrincess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Princess Theodora of Greece and Demark
Known asDuke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark
Childrens Princess Anne
Universities
  • Cheam School
Birth PlaceMon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Born CountryGreece
ReligionChurch of England, Greek Orthodox
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherPrince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
MotherPrincess Alice of Battenberg
Net Worth$30 million as of Apr 11,2017
Sun SignGemini
Born inMon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Famous asPrince consort

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Who is Prince Philip?

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth realms’ longest-serving consort as well as the oldest spouse ever of a reigning British monarch. He was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. He entered the navy in 1938 and served throughout the Second World War. His family connections brought him into contact with the royal family, and his engagement to Princess Elizabeth took place. Before the marriage, he received the Garter and the dukedom and since 1952, he has filled the difficult role of royal consort. Of the many societies and causes which he supports, the duke of Edinburgh’s scheme for young people and his concern for the protection of wildlife rank high. Philip retains much of the briskness and forthrightness of his early naval career, and apart from it he is an enthusiastic sportsman and a vigorous public speaker. Philip holds honorary memberships in the Rotary clubs of Edinburgh, Scotland and King’s Lynn, England. He is a patron of over 800 organizations, and chairman of the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’ for people aged 14 to 24 years.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife Princess Alice, the eldest daughter of Louis Alexander Mountbatten. He was the youngest of five children, having four elder sisters and was brought up in Great Britain after his family was being forced to leave Greece post-World War I.

He first got admitted to an American school in Paris but shortly after that, was sent to the UK to attend Cheam School in 1928. He lived there with his maternal grandmother at Kensington Palace.

In 1933, he was sent to Schule Schloss Salem in Germany which was owned by the family of his brother-in-law Berthold, Margrave of Baden. After finishing two terms there he moved to Gordonstoun because of the rise of Nazism in Germany which led to an unsettling atmosphere there.

In 1939, he left Gordonstoun and joined the Royal Navy at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, from where he graduated the next year as the top cadet in his course.

Career

He served in World War II in the British forces where he was commissioned as a midshipman in early 1940. He spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, Kent and Shropshire. In October, he was transferred to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean fleet after Italy invaded Greece.

He was promoted to sub-lieutenant after few courses at Portsmouth in which he earned the top grade in four out of five sections of the qualifying examination. Soon he was appointed to HMS Wallace which was involved in allied invasion of Sicily.

On July 16, 1942, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and in October of the same year, he became the first lieutenant of HMS Wallace in the Royal Navy. After two years, he moved to the new destroyer HMS Whelp and in January 1946, was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur in Wiltshire.

On November 19, 1947, he was appointed to the highest order of Chivalry, ‘Order of the Garter’. He thereby received 17 different appointments and decorations in the Commonwealth, and 48 by foreign states. Soon he was made the chairman of the Coronation Commission and became first member of the royal family to fly in a helicopter and to visit the troops that were to participate in the ceremony.

In 1952, he was appointed Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, Colonel-in-chief of the British Army Cadet Force and Air Commodore-in-chief of the Air Training Corps. In the following year, he was made the Admiral of the Fleet, Captain General Royal Marines, Field Marshal, and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom.

In 1956, he founded the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s award’ with a German educator Kurt Hahn to give young people a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities. During these years, he traveled across the globe aboard the newly commissioned HMY Britannia, and opened the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and also visited the Antarctic.

On February 22, 1957, he received the title of a Prince of the United Kingdom by letters patent granted by his wife. On that day it was declared that he was to be known as ‘His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’. On October 14, he took his oath of Allegiance before the Queen at her Canadian residence, Rideau Hall.

Major Works

From 1961 to 1982, he served as UK president of the World Wildlife Fund followed by International president-ship from 1981 focusing on wildlife and environmental issues.

He is the patron of the Work Foundation and was president of the International Equestrian Federation from 1964 to 1986. He also served as the chancellor of the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Salford and Wales.

Awards & Achievements

On November 4, 1951, he was appointed to the Lord of her Majesty’s most honorable privy council. Soon after two years, he was appointed as ‘the grand master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross’ of the most excellent order of the British Empire.

In 1953, he was appointed as ‘Member first class of the order of the Brilliant Star’ of Zanzibar. In 1972, he was made an honorary member of the ‘Darjah Utama Temasek’ of Singapore.

On his 90th birthday, the Queen appointed him ‘Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy’; the highest rank in the organization anyone other than the sovereign can hold. He was also appointed to the highest ranks available in each branch of the Canadian Forces: honorary Admiral of the Maritime Command and General of the Land Force Command and Air Command.

The ‘Duke of Edinburgh award’ is named after him which is given on completing a program of activities that can be undertaken by anyone aged 14 to 24. Another award, ‘Prince Philip’s Designer’s prize’ is given by the Design Council is an annual design recognition award. ‘Prince Philip Medal’ is awarded to the engineer of any nationality who has made an exceptional contribution to engineering as a whole through practice, management or education.

On April 26, 2013, he was appointed as the ‘Extraordinary companion of the order of Canada’ and ‘Commander of the order of military merit’.

Personal Life

In 1939, he met Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI when she visited Royal Naval College, Dartmouth with her parents. They fell in love with each other and after her departure from there, remained in touch with each other through exchange of letters. In 1946, he asked the King for his daughter’s hand in marriage to which he agreed and they finally got married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey.

He has four children namely Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

Trivia

He is positioned at 496th in the line of succession to the British Throne as a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria.

He likes to drive a Hackney green taxi through London.

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Prince Philip biography timelines

  • // 10th Jun 1921
    He was born to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife Princess Alice, the eldest daughter of Louis Alexander Mountbatten. He was the youngest of five children, having four elder sisters and was brought up in Great Britain after his family was being forced to leave Greece post-World War I.
  • // 1928
    He first got admitted to an American school in Paris but shortly after that, was sent to the UK to attend Cheam School in 1928. He lived there with his maternal grandmother at Kensington Palace.
  • // 1939
    In 1939, he left Gordonstoun and joined the Royal Navy at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, from where he graduated the next year as the top cadet in his course.
  • // 1939
    In 1933, he was sent to Schule Schloss Salem in Germany which was owned by the family of his brother-in-law Berthold, Margrave of Baden. After finishing two terms there he moved to Gordonstoun because of the rise of Nazism in Germany which led to an unsettling atmosphere there.
  • // 1939 To 20th Nov 1947
    In 1939, he met Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI when she visited Royal Naval College, Dartmouth with her parents. They fell in love with each other and after her departure from there, remained in touch with each other through exchange of letters. In 1946, he asked the King for his daughter’s hand in marriage to which he agreed and they finally got married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey.
  • // 1940
    He served in World War II in the British forces where he was commissioned as a midshipman in early 1940. He spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, Kent and Shropshire. In October, he was transferred to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean fleet after Italy invaded Greece.
  • // 16th Jul 1942
    On July 16, 1942, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and in October of the same year, he became the first lieutenant of HMS Wallace in the Royal Navy. After two years, he moved to the new destroyer HMS Whelp and in January 1946, was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur in Wiltshire.
  • // 19th Nov 1947
    On November 19, 1947, he was appointed to the highest order of Chivalry, ‘Order of the Garter’. He thereby received 17 different appointments and decorations in the Commonwealth, and 48 by foreign states. Soon he was made the chairman of the Coronation Commission and became first member of the royal family to fly in a helicopter and to visit the troops that were to participate in the ceremony.
  • // 4th Nov 1951
    On November 4, 1951, he was appointed to the Lord of her Majesty’s most honorable privy council. Soon after two years, he was appointed as ‘the grand master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross’ of the most excellent order of the British Empire.
  • // 1952
    In 1952, he was appointed Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, Colonel-in-chief of the British Army Cadet Force and Air Commodore-in-chief of the Air Training Corps. In the following year, he was made the Admiral of the Fleet, Captain General Royal Marines, Field Marshal, and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom.
  • // 1953 To 1972
    In 1953, he was appointed as ‘Member first class of the order of the Brilliant Star’ of Zanzibar. In 1972, he was made an honorary member of the ‘Darjah Utama Temasek’ of Singapore.
  • // 1956
    In 1956, he founded the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’s award’ with a German educator Kurt Hahn to give young people a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities. During these years, he traveled across the globe aboard the newly commissioned HMY Britannia, and opened the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and also visited the Antarctic.
  • // 22nd Feb 1957
    On February 22, 1957, he received the title of a Prince of the United Kingdom by letters patent granted by his wife. On that day it was declared that he was to be known as ‘His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’. On October 14, he took his oath of Allegiance before the Queen at her Canadian residence, Rideau Hall.
  • // 1961 To 1982
    From 1961 to 1982, he served as UK president of the World Wildlife Fund followed by International president-ship from 1981 focusing on wildlife and environmental issues.
  • // 1964 To 1986
    He is the patron of the Work Foundation and was president of the International Equestrian Federation from 1964 to 1986. He also served as the chancellor of the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Salford and Wales.
  • // 2011
    On his 90th birthday, the Queen appointed him ‘Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy’; the highest rank in the organization anyone other than the sovereign can hold. He was also appointed to the highest ranks available in each branch of the Canadian Forces: honorary Admiral of the Maritime Command and General of the Land Force Command and Air Command.
  • // 26th Apr 2013
    On April 26, 2013, he was appointed as the ‘Extraordinary companion of the order of Canada’ and ‘Commander of the order of military merit’.

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Prince Philip's FAQ

  • What is Prince Philip birthday?

    Prince Philip was born at 1921-06-10

  • Where is Prince Philip's birth place?

    Prince Philip was born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

  • What is Prince Philip nationalities?

    Prince Philip's nationalities is Danish,Greek

  • Who is Prince Philip spouses?

    Prince Philip's spouses is Elizabeth II (m. 1947)

  • Who is Prince Philip siblings?

    Prince Philip's siblings is Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Princess Theodora of Greece and Demark

  • Who is Prince Philip childrens?

    Prince Philip's childrens is Princess Anne

  • What was Prince Philip universities?

    Prince Philip studied at Cheam School

  • What is Prince Philip's religion?

    Prince Philip's religion is Church of England, Greek Orthodox

  • How tall is Prince Philip?

    Prince Philip's height is 183

  • Who is Prince Philip's father?

    Prince Philip's father is Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

  • Who is Prince Philip's mother?

    Prince Philip's mother is Princess Alice of Battenberg

  • What is Prince Philip's sun sign?

    Prince Philip is Gemini

  • How famous is Prince Philip?

    Prince Philip is famouse as Prince consort