Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Consort and Duke of Edinburgh
Male
Born Jun 10, 1921
Age 94
Hometown Corfu
Other Names Mountbatten, Philip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the United Kingdom's longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch. A member of the Danish-German House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, Prince Philip was born in Greece into the Greek royal family, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a child.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1921 Birth Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, the only son and fifth and final child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. … Read More
1922 1 Year Old The war went badly for Greece, and the Turks made large gains. On 22 September 1922, Philip's uncle, King Constantine I, was forced to abdicate, and Prince Andrew, along with others, was arrested by the military government. … Read More
1928 7 Years Old Philip was first educated at an American school in Paris run by Donald MacJannet, who described Philip as a "rugged, boisterous... but always remarkably polite" boy. In 1928, he was sent to Britain to attend Cheam School, living with his maternal grandmother at Kensington Palace and his uncle, George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, at Lynden Manor in Bray, Berkshire. … Read More

TEENAGE

1933 12 Years Old In 1933, he was sent to Schule Schloss Salem in Germany, which had the "advantage of saving school fees" because it was owned by the family of his brother-in-law, Berthold, Margrave of Baden. … Read More
1937 16 Years Old In 1937, his sister Cecilie, her husband (Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse), her two young sons and her mother-in-law were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then sixteen years old, attended the funeral in Darmstadt. … Read More
1939 18 Years Old After leaving Gordonstoun in 1939, Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy, graduating the next year from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as the best cadet in his course. … Read More
1940 19 Years Old 1 More Event
He was commissioned as a midshipman in January 1940. … Read More

TWENTIES

1942 - 1944 3 More Events
1946 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1946, Philip returned to the United Kingdom on the Whelp, and was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officers' School in Corsham, Wiltshire. … Read More
By March 1947, Philip had abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles, had adopted the surname Mountbatten from his mother's family, and had become a naturalised British subject. The engagement was announced to the public on 10 July 1947.
1949 28 Years Old Philip returned to the navy after his honeymoon, at first in a desk job at the Admiralty, and later on a staff course at the Naval Staff College, Greenwich. From 1949, he was stationed in Malta, after being posted as the first lieutenant of the destroyer HMS Chequers, the lead ship of the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean Fleet.
1950 29 Years Old On 16 July 1950, he was promoted lieutenant commander and given command of the frigate HMS Magpie.

THIRTIES

…  At the end of January 1952, Philip and his wife set out on a tour of the Commonwealth. … Read More
1953 - 1956 2 More Events
1957 36 Years Old Philip was appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada on 14 October 1957, taking his Oath of Allegiance before the Queen in person at her Canadian residence, Rideau Hall. … Read More
1960 39 Years Old On 8 February 1960, several years after the death of Queen Mary and the resignation of Churchill, the Queen issued an Order in Council declaring that the surname of male-line descendants of the Duke and the Queen who are not styled as Royal Highness, or titled as Prince or Princess, was to be Mountbatten-Windsor. … Read More

FORTIES

1961 40 Years Old He served as UK President of the World Wildlife Fund from 1961 to 1982, International President from 1981, and President Emeritus from 1996.
1964 43 Years Old He is patron of The Work Foundation, was President of the International Equestrian Federation from 1964 to 1986, and has served as Chancellor of the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Salford, and Wales.

FIFTIES

1979 58 Years Old In 1979, when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were guests of US President Jimmy Carter, Prince Philip was approached by White House butler Lynwood Westray and another unnamed butler. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1981 - 2001 3 More Events
2002 81 Years Old During his wife's Golden Jubilee in 2002, the Duke was commended by the Speaker of the British House of Commons for his role in supporting the Queen during her reign. … Read More
2008 87 Years Old In April 2008, Philip was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital for "assessment and treatment" for a chest infection, though he walked into the hospital unaided and recovered quickly, and was discharged three days later to recuperate at Windsor Castle. … Read More
2011 90 Years Old In June 2011, in an interview marking his 90th birthday he said that he would now slow down and reduce his duties, stating that he had "done his bit". … Read More
2012 91 Years Old 1 More Event
On 4 June 2012, during the celebrations in honour of his wife's Diamond Jubilee, Philip was taken from Windsor Castle to the King Edward VII Hospital, London, suffering from a bladder infection. … Read More
2013 92 Years Old In June 2013, Philip was admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation on his abdomen, spending 11 days in hospital.
2014 93 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2014, it was reported that an old British Pathe newsreel film had been discovered of Philip's 1962 two-month flying tour of South America. … Read More
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