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Prince Philip Retires: Facts You Need To Know About The 96 Year Old Prince!


THE Duke of Edinburgh was born at the villa ‘Mon Repos’, the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, on the island of Corfu, on 10th June 1921.

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh was born on the island of Corfu, on 10th June 1921

  • He is the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg.
  • His grandfather was a Prince of Denmark who became King of Greece.
  • He is also related to Prussian and Russian royalty. He renounced his Greek royal title in 1947 and became a British subject.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh

 The Queen created her husband a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957
  • Prince Philip lived for seven years in France as a boy, and still speaks the language well.
  • The Duke was on active service in the Royal Navy throughout the Second World War. His first naval appointment, aged 18, was as a midshipman to HMS Ramillies.
  • He was mentioned in dispatches for his work on HMS Valiant in 1941 at the Battle of Matapan against the Italian fleet.
  • As well as the title Duke of Edinburgh, Philip has the titles Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich. All three titles were conferred by King George VI in 1947.
  • The Queen created her husband a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957.
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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh in the cockpit of an aircraft at RAF

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