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HRH Prince Philip
HRH Prince Philip
Biographical Information
Real Name: Philip Mountbatten
Title: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark

Born: 10 June 1921
Age: 95
Religion: Church of England

Church of Scotland

House: Windsor
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2
Originally From: Kingdom of Greece
Parents: Prince Andrew (Father)

Princess Alice (Mother)

Wife: Queen Elizabeth
Family: Princess Margaret (Sister-in-Law)

King George (Father-in-Law)
Queen Victoria (Third Cousin)
Prince William (Grandson)
Prince Harry (Grandson)

Children: Prince Charles

Princess Anne
Prince Andrew
Prince Edward

TV Character Information
Signature: HRH Prince Philip Signature


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth (his third cousin through Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and second cousin once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark), whom he had first met in 1934. During the Second World War he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets.

After the war, Philip was granted permission by HRH George VI to marry Elizabeth. Before the official announcement of their engagement, he abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles and became a naturalised British subject, adopting the surname Mountbatten from his maternal grandparents. After an engagement of five months, he married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was created Duke of Edinburgh. Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander. He was formally made a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957.

Philip has four children with Elizabeth: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. He has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Through a British Order in Council issued in 1960, descendants of Philip and Elizabeth not bearing royal styles and titles can use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, which has also been used by some members of the royal family who do hold titles, such as Charles and Anne.

A keen sports enthusiast, Philip helped develop the equestrian event of carriage driving. He is a patron of over 800 organisations and serves as chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme for people aged 14 to 24. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family.

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George V †
   
   
Mary of Teck †
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Prince Philip
   
   
Queen Elizabeth
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Antony Armstrong-Jones
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Prince Charles
   
   
Lady Diana †
   
   
Princess Anne
   
   
Prince Andrew
   
   
Prince Edward
   
   
   
   
   
   
David Linley
   
   
Lady Sarah Chatto
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Prince William
   
   
Kate Middleton
   
   
   
   
Prince Harry
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Prince George ♔
   
   
   
   
Princess Charlotte

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