Prince Philip was a member of the British royal family
He was the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II
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|Real name:||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh|
Prince Philip Height
|How tall was Prince Philip?||183 cm / 6 ft 1 in|
|Weight|| 78 kg / 172 lbs Comment
|Born:||10 June 1921 Comment |
|When did Prince Philip die? / Died||09 April 2021|
|How many years did Prince Philip live? / Lived||99 years|
|Where was Prince Philip born?||Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece|
|Where did Prince Philip die? / Deathplace ||Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK|
Prince Philip Net worth 2023 (estimated)
|How much is Prince Philip worth?||$35,000,000|
Who was Prince Philip? / Facts
Born name - Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark
Early life - 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.
Education - After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, at age 18 he joined the British Royal Navy in 1939.
Military service - During the Second World War Philip served with distinction in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets.
Meeting with Princess Elizabeth - From July 1939, he began corresponding with the thirteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth, whom he had first met in 1934.
Royal marriage - After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth.
Before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish titles and styles, became a naturalised British subject, and adopted his maternal grandparents' surname Mountbatten.
He married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947.
Royal titles - Just before the wedding, he was granted the style His Royal Highness and created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King George VI.
Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander, and was made a British prince in 1957.
Royal family - Prince Philip had four children with Queen Elizabeth: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Through a British Order in Council issued in 1960, descendants of the couple 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 Anne, Andrew, and Edward.
Interests - A sports enthusiast, Prince Philip helped develop the equestrian event of carriage driving.
Activism - He was a patron, president, or member of over 780 organisations, and he served as chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, a self-improvement program for young people aged 14 to 24.
He was the first President of World Wildlife Fund - UK (WWF) from its formation in 1961 to 1982.
Honors - In June 1968, his wife Queen Elizabeth II appointed him to the Order of Merit.
He was also awarded the AC (Companion of the Order of Australia) in the 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Trivia - Prince Philip's DNA were use to match Anna Anderson, to check if she was really the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov. It did not match Anderson's DNA.
He gave up smoking when he married Princess Elizabeth, slept in his own private suite, had several cups of coffee each morning, and liked to drive a Hackney green taxi through London.
Retirement - He retired from his royal duties on 2 August 2017, aged 96, having completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.
Death - Prince Philip died on 9 April 2021, at the age of 99.
Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the longest-lived male member of the British royal family.
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Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
You have mosquitoes. I have the press.
I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist . . . I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.
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[asked of a driving instructor in Scotland] How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?
I was dazzled by the Sun.
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