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Philip Mountbatten (Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg), Prince Consort of the United Kingdom, Duke of Edinburgh

Also Known As: "Prince Philip", "Duke of Edinburgh", "The Duke of Edinburgh"
Birthplace: Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Death: April 09, 2021 (99)
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Alice of Battenberg, Princess of Greece and Denmark
Husband of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom
Father of Charles, Prince of Wales; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Earl of Forfar and Princess Anne, Princess Royal
Brother of Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Princess zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Princess, Margravine of Baden; Cecilia of Greece and Denmark, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhein and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark

Occupation: Duke of Edinburgh, Husband of the Queen, Prince Consort, Duke of Edinborgh, Duke of Edinbrugh, Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth Realms
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The official website of the Royal Family, Friday, 9 April 2021· It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, Friday, 9 April 2021

"Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG KT OM GBE AC ONZ QSO GCL PC AdC(P) (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the Commonwealth realms' longest-serving consort and the oldest spouse ever of a reigning British monarch.

A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince Philip was born in Greece into the Greek and Danish royal families, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a child. After being educated in France, England, Germany and Scotland, he joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 18 in 1939. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth (his third cousin through Queen Victoria and the elder daughter and heiress presumptive of King George VI) whom he had first met in 1934. During World War II he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets.

After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. Before the official engagement announcement, he abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles, converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism, and became a naturalised British subject, adopting the surname Mountbatten from his British maternal grandparents. After an official engagement of five months, as Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, he married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. On his marriage, he was granted the style of His Royal Highness and the title of Duke of Edinburgh by the King. Philip left active service, having reached the rank of Commander, when Elizabeth became queen in 1952. The Queen, his wife, made him 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: Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips, Prince William, Prince Harry of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Through an 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 who do hold titles, such as Charles and Anne. A keen sportsman, Philip helped develop the equestrian event of carriage driving. He is a patron of over 800 organisations, and chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme for people aged 14 to 24 years. In 2011, his wife (the Queen) gave him the title Lord High Admiral on the occasion of his 90th birthday."


Project note: Prince Philip is a Freemason and a member of Navy Lodge No. 2612, London.

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[S130] Wikipedia, online http;// Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

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[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page cxlv.

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[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page cxlviii.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's Timeline

June 10, 1921
Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
June 10, 1921
- November 19, 1947
Athens, Attica, Attica, Greece
- January 1940
Age 17
- 1940
Age 17
Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
November 19, 1947
- November 20, 1947
Age 26
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
November 20, 1947
- February 22, 1957
Age 26
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
November 14, 1948
Buckingham Palace, St. James's, London, England
August 15, 1950
St. James, London, UK