Biography Of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, also known as Philip Mountbatten was born with the original styles Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on June 10, 1921. He is the husband of the reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Philip was born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. By this, he was originally a royal prince of Greece and Denmark.
After he changed his nationality, he adopted the surname Mountbatten, thus, he became known as Philip Mountbatten.
Prince Philip was made a Knight of the Garter on November 19, 1947, and was given the style of “Royal Highness”. He married Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947, the heiress presumptive to King George VI and he became the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was made a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957.
Throughout World War II, Prince Philip was on active service in the Royal Navy. When World War II ended, he was on the destroyer HMS Whelp in the Pacific, and was in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945.
Prince Philip was the first member of the Royal Family to be interviewed on television, this happened in May 1961 and he has traveled with the Queen on all 251 of her royal trips.
The Queen and Prince Philip have four children: Charles, Prince of Wales , Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. They have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.