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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 June 1921Villa of Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Birth NamePhilippos Andreou of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderberg-Glücksburg Prince of Greece and Denmark
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Prince Phillip was born on 10 June 1921 as a Prince of Greece and Denmark. His family was deposed and he lived in France and finally went to boarding school in Gordonstoun in Scotland. Eventually he sent his boys there. When he was 18 he met 13 year old Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth, his third cousin from their descent from Queen Victoria, his second cousin once removed from their descent from King Christian IX of Denmark and fourth cousin once removed from their descent from King George III. They fell in love, but her father King George VI did not want them to get married right away. Before they became engaged he renounced his hereditary royal title and adopted the surname of his uncle Louis Mountbatten. They were engaged in 1947 and married on November 20th of that year. Before they married he was created His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, but was not given the title of Prince until 1957.

Almost a year after their wedding they had their first child, a boy, Charles Phillip Arthur George. In 1950 they had a daughter, Anne. They were followed by Andrew and Edward. After the death of his father in law in 1952 his wife became Queen Elizabeth II and he had to give up the Navy to help her being that he was now a royal consort. He has been active with services and takes on a lot of public engagements for his wife.

In the late 1970s he became a grandfather when his daughter Anne had two children, a boy called Peter and a girl named Zara. His eldest son Charles had a son William in 1982 and second son Henry in 1984. His second son Andrew had a daughter Beatrice in 1989 and second daughter Eugenie in 1991. His third son Edward was created the Earl Wessex just before his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones; they have two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James Mountbatten-Windsor (Viscount Severn).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Queen Elizabeth II (20 November 1947 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Putting his foot in it.

Trivia (27)

In June 1968, his wife appointed him to the Order of Merit.
In April 1952, his wife made him a Knight of the Thistle.
Prince Philip gained his RAF wings in 1953, his helicopter wings in 1956 and his private pilot's licence in 1959.
Was the first President of World Wildlife Fund - UK (WWF) from its formation in 1961 to 1982.
Is the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of Merioneth and the Baron Greenwich.
Admiral of the Fleet, Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Air Force since 1953.
Appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1947, a Knight of the Thistle in 1952, a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1953 and a Member of the Order of Merit in 1968.
Created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich on 19 November 1947.
Grandfather of Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips, Prince William Windsor, Prince Harry Windsor, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James Mountbatten-Windsor (Viscount Severn).
Brother-in-law of Princess Margaret.
Was appointed a Knight of the Garter by his father-in-law, King George VI.
Grandson of King George I (1845-1913), King of the Hellenes, and Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova (1851-1926). George was the brother of Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, consort of King Edward VII. Olga was the niece of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Philip was fifth in line to the Greek throne when his family had to flee Greece in 1922 after the monarchy was overthrown by a military junta.
Born on the dining-room table of his parents' house, Mon Repos.
Among the other conditions Philip had to accept to in order to marry Elizabeth was that their children would not bear his name. By Letters Patent in 1960, Elizabeth gave her descendants surname Mountbatten-Windsor, except for those with the title "HRH" - which is a title used by all of her children and male-line grandchildren.
The Greek Royal Family have no surname. When he gave up his title of Prince of Greece in 1947 he had to choose what to call himself. His Uncle Louis Mountbatten suggested Mountbatten, which is the anglicised version of his mother's name before marriage.
Became the husband of a Princess in 1947, and so of a Queen in 1952, but did not become a Prince of the United Kingdom until 1957.
Became a naturalised British subject in 1947.
As a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, he is positioned at 496th in the line of succession to the British Throne.
Played by American actor James Cromwell in The Queen (2006).
Briefly hospitalised with a chest infection in April 2008.
He was awarded the AC (Companion of the Order of Australia) in the 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Is related to Tsarina Alexandra through his mother's side of the family. Because he has the same DNA passed down from females as Czarina Alexandra and her children, investigators used his DNA to compare with the skeletal remains found in Yekaterinburg--where the remaining Romanov family was executed by Bolshevik soldiers--to determine whether they were the Czarina and her children or not. They also used his DNA to see if Anna Anderson was really Grand Duchess Anastasia.
Sleeps in his own private suite.
Has several cups of coffee each morning.
Likes to drive a Hackney green taxi through London.

Personal Quotes (23)

[to an Australian Aborigine] Do you still throw spears at each other?
British women can't cook.
[at the 1986 World Wildlife Fund conference] If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.
The man who invented the red carpet needed his head examined.
[on the U.S. Apollo program] It seems to me that it's the best way of wasting money that I know of. I don't think investments on the moon pay a very high dividend.
[in 1981, in reference to an economic recession] Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
[to a group of British students in China] If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed.
[In a 1966 conversation with the matron of a hospital while on a tour of the Caribbean] 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.
[to a Briton in Budapest, Hungary] You can't have been here that long - you haven't got a pot belly.
[to an inhabitant of the Cayman Islands] Aren't most of you descended from pirates?
[to a group of deaf children standing next to a Jamaican steel drum band] Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.
A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
[after accepting a gift from a Kenyan woman] You are a woman, aren't you?
[on a visit to Lockerbie in 1993 to a man who lived in a road where eleven people had been killed by wreckage from the Pan Am jumbo jet] People usually say that after a fire it is water damage that is the worst. We are still trying to dry out Windsor Castle.
[asked of a driving instructor in Scotland] How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?
[to a British student in Papua New Guinea] You managed not to get eaten then?
[to a blind, wheelchair-bound woman who was accompanied by her guide dog] Do you know they're now producing eating dogs for the anorexics?
[of a fuse box, whilst on a tour of a factory in Edinburgh, Scotland] It looks as if it was put in by an Indian.
[to a Mr. Patel--a common Indian surname--at a reception for 400 British Indian businessmen at Buckingham Palace] There's a lot of your family in tonight.
[when informed that a student was going to help out in Romania for six months, he asked if the student was going to help the Romanian orphans and was told that he was not] Ah good, there's so many over there you feel they breed them just to put in orphanages.
[to Barack Obama after being told that Obama had met with the Chinese and Russian ambassadors along with David Cameron] How can you tell the difference between them?
[to a 13-year-old aspiring astronaut, who was wishing to fly the NOVA rocket] Well, you'll never fly in it, you're too fat to be an astronaut.

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