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Prince consort and Duke of Edinburgh Prince Edinburgh

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.
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Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh asks 'Is that a terrorist?' after seeing bearded man among Sandringham crowds - The Independent
Google News - about 2 months
The Independent Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh asks 'Is that a terrorist?' after seeing bearded man among Sandringham crowds The Independent The Duke of Edinburgh pointed out a bearded man and asked "is that a terrorist?" as he greeted crowds at Sandringham, it has been claimed. The 96-year-old was attending St Magdalene Church on New Year's Eve accompanied by the Princess Royal, when it is ... 'Is that a terrorist?' Prince Philip's 'joke' about bearded bystanderThe Guardian Prince Philip beards 'terrorist' at SandringhamThe Times Prince Philip has crowd in stitches outside Sandringham church on New Year's EveTelegraph.co.uk Metro -Sky News -Evening Standard -The Sun all 38 news articles »
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Canada's Governor General touches Queen in breach of royal protocol 'to ensure she didn't slip'
Yahoo News - 7 months
It is simply not the done thing. Or to put it another way, you can look but you can’t touch. So much so that Canada’s Governor General has felt the need to explained why he decided to breach royal protocol and touch the Queen, saying that he wanted to make sure she did not slip during an official engagement. David Johnston was spotted supporting the 91-year-old by gently touching her elbow as she climbed the steps at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, on Wednesday. The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (C-L) attended a function at Canada House Credit: EPA/WILL OLIVER He did the same thing as she left the building, which she visited with the Duke of Edinburgh in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Speaking afterwards he told Canadian broadcaster CBC News: "Well I'm certainly conscious of the protocol. I just was anxious to be sure that there was no stumbling on the steps.” Mr Johnston, who as a student inspired a character in the bestselli...
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Queen Elizabeth II to make rare address to the nation, capping Jubilee celebrations
Fox News - over 5 years
Queen Elizabeth II, closing four days of celebrations of her 60 years on the throne without her husband at her side, will make a rare address to the nation on Tuesday. The broadcast at 1700 GMT (1 p.m. EDT) in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth follows a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral, a lunch in a medieval hall and a carriage procession back to Buckingham Palace where the queen and her family will greet well-wishers from a balcony. The two-minute address, recorded on Monday, will also be available on the Royal Channel on YouTube, the palace said. Other than the annual Christmas Day broadcasts, the 86-year-old monarch has rarely spoken directly to the nation. The queen's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was hospitalized Monday for treatment of a bladder infection and will miss the final day's events. With most of Tuesday's events indoors or under cover, there was less worry about the preca...
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Prince Philip Rushed to the Hospital to Treat Bladder Infection (Stephen M. Silverman/People.com)
Wesmirch.com - over 5 years
Stephen M. Silverman / People.com: Prince Philip Rushed to the Hospital to Treat Bladder Infection  —  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh  —  Sadly, the Queen's “emotional rock” - as grandson Prince Harry described his paternal grandfather - will not be with her for her Diamond Jubilee pop concert.
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Queen and Prince Philip get into the Royal Taxi for London theatre trip
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 6 years
Theatregoers in were left stunned when Her Majesty made a surprise visit to a London show in a black cab belonging to the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Comment on Prince Philip Recovering from Heart Surgery by Stafford
The Royal Forums - about 6 years
God give you the best of health for years to come
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Queen Needs Prince Philip At Her Side, Prince Harry
My Stateline - about 6 years
Britain's Prince Harry says his grandparents are definitely a royal team. 
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Duke Of Edinburgh Prince Philip Appears In Public At Cambridge University ... - Sky News
Google News - about 6 years
Sky News Duke Of Edinburgh <a class="fplink fp-224027" href="/prince+philip+duke+of+edinburgh">Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</a> Appears In Public At Cambridge University ... Sky News Appearing at a fund-raising dinner at Cambridge University on Tuesday night, <a class="fplink fp-224027" href="/prince+philip+duke+of+edinburgh">Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</a>, 90, showed no signs of the heart problem which saw him spend Christmas in hospital. He wore a black overcoat over a dark suit and looked relaxed as he passed ... Philip relaxed at university eventThe Press Association <a class="fplink fp-224027" href="/prince+philip+duke+of+edinburgh">Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</a> resumes royal engagementsNEWS.com.au Queen Elizabeth II's husband <a class="fplink fp-224027" href="/prince+philip+duke+of+edinburgh">Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</a> resumes royal engagements after ...Washington Post Daily Mail -NPR all 103 news articles »
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Nick Rogers on his Karabos IX clinches 2012 Prince Philip Cup on River Derwent – Sailing news
Bettor - about 6 years
Nick Rogers on his Karabos IX clinches 2012 <a class="fplink fp-224027" href="/prince+philip+duke+of+edinburgh">Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</a> Cup on River Derwent – Sailing news Impressive sailing skills from Nick Rogers and his crew members, Leigh Behrens and Simon Burrows brought them on top of the standings at the conclusion of 2012 Price Philip Cup. Roger’s team on their Dragon class yacht, Karabos IX, had a superb run on River Derwent waters and clinched the regatta title with seven points after seven races, including a discard. Roger and crew had already claimed the...
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Young Royals step in as Prince Philip recovers
Express - about 6 years
WITH <a class="fplink fp-224027" href="/prince+philip+duke+of+edinburgh">Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</a> recovering from heart surgery, the Queen will look to her children for support as celebrations begin to mark her Diamond Jubilee this year.
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Prince Philip recovering, but royal holiday marred
AZCentral - Arizona's Home Page - about 6 years
<a class="fplink fp-224027" href="/prince+philip+duke+of+edinburgh">Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh</a> looks pretty dapper for a 90-year-old who just underwent an emergency coronary procedure.
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Prince Philip Joins Royal Family for New Year's
ABC News - about 6 years
Queen Elizabeth's husband rejoins royal family for holiday after health scare.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Prince Philip would surpass this record on 13 December 2016.
    Netflix series The Crown, about Elizabeth II's first years as monarch, will see Philip portrayed by Matt Smith and is currently set to be released in November 2016.
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  • 2015
    On 16 December 2015, his role as Honorary Air Commodore-in-Chief was handed over to the Duchess of Cambridge.
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  • 2014
    On 21 May 2014, the Prince appeared in public with a bandage on his right hand after a "minor procedure" was performed in Buckingham Palace the preceding day.
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    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.
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  • 2013
    In June 2013, Philip was admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation on his abdomen, spending 11 days in hospital.
  • 2012
    After a recurrence of infection in August 2012, while staying at Balmoral Castle, he was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for five nights as a precautionary measure.
    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.
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  • 2011
    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".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    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.
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  • 2002
    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.
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  • 2001
    His personal wealth was estimated at £28 million in 2001.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    A year after the divorce, Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    At the beginning of 1981, Philip wrote to his eldest son, Charles, counselling him to make up his mind to either propose to Lady Diana Spencer or break off their courtship. Charles felt pressured by his father to make a decision and did so, proposing to Diana in February. They married six months later. By 1992, the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales had broken down.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    His down-to-earth manner was attested to by a White House butler who recalled that, on a visit in 1979, Philip had engaged him and a fellow butler in a conversation, and poured them drinks.
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  • OTHER
  • 1964
    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.
  • 1961
    He served as UK President of the World Wildlife Fund from 1961 to 1982, International President from 1981, and President Emeritus from 1996.
  • 1960
    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.
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  • 1957
    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.
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  • 1956
    From 1956 to 1957, Philip travelled around the world aboard the newly commissioned HMY Britannia, during which he opened the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and visited the Antarctic.
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  • 1953
    For six months, over 1953–54, Philip and Elizabeth toured the Commonwealth; again their children were left in the United Kingdom.
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  • 1952
    His first airborne flying lesson took place in 1952; by his 70th birthday he had accrued 5,150 pilot hours.
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    He was promoted to commander in 1952, but his active naval career ended in July 1951.
    At the end of January 1952, Philip and his wife set out on a tour of the Commonwealth.
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  • 1950
    On 16 July 1950, he was promoted lieutenant commander and given command of the frigate HMS Magpie.
  • 1949
    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 (residing at Villa Guardamangia) after being posted as the first lieutenant of the destroyer HMS Chequers, the lead ship of the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean Fleet.
  • 1947
    The Duke of Edinburgh was appointed by King George VI to the Order of the Garter on 19 November 1947, the eve of his wedding.
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    After an engagement of five months, he married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947.
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    The day preceding his wedding, King George VI bestowed the style His Royal Highness on Philip and, on the morning of the wedding, 20 November 1947, he was made the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich of Greenwich in the County of London.
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    Though Philip appeared "always to have regarded himself as an Anglican", and had attended Anglican services with his classmates and relations in England, and throughout his Royal Navy days, Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey Fisher wanted to "regularise" Philip's position by officially receiving him into the Church of England, which he did in October 1947.
    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.
  • 1946
    Eventually, in the summer of 1946, Philip asked the King for his daughter's hand in marriage.
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    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.
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  • 1944
    In 1944, he moved on to the new destroyer, HMS Whelp, where he saw service with the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla.
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  • 1943
    During the invasion of Sicily, in July 1943, as second in command of HMS Wallace, he saved his ship from a night bomber attack.
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  • 1942
    In June 1942, he was appointed to the V and W class destroyer and flotilla leader HMS Wallace, which was involved in convoy escort tasks on the east coast of Britain, as well as the allied invasion of Sicily.
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  • 1940
    After the invasion of Greece by Italy in October 1940, he was transferred from the Indian Ocean to the battleship in the Mediterranean Fleet.
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    He was commissioned as a midshipman in January 1940.
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  • 1939
    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.
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  • 1937
    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.
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  • 1933
    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.
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  • 1928
    Philip was first educated at an American school in Paris run by Donald MacJannet, who described Philip as a "rugged, boisterous boy, but always remarkably polite". In 1928, he was sent to the United Kingdom 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.
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  • 1922
    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 the new military government arrested Prince Andrew, along with others.
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  • 1921
    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.
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