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Prince Philip

British royalty, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, Prince of the United Kingdom, Prince of Greece and Denmark (1921-1947).

Prince Philip is the father of Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Biographical fast facts

Full or original name at birth: Philip Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg*

Date, time and place of birth: June 10, 1921, at 9:46 p.m., Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Date, place and cause of death: (Alive as of 2012)

Wife: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (m. November 20, 1947 - present)
Wedding took place at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.

Sons: Prince Charles (b. November 14, 1948, at 9:14 p.m., at Buckingham Palace, London, England)
Prince Andrew (b. February 19, 1960, at 3:38 p.m., Buckingham Palace, London, England)
Prince Edward (b. March 10, 1964, at 8:20 p.m., Buckingham Palace, London, England)

Daughter: Princess Anne (b. August 15, 1950, at 11:50 a.m., Clarence House, London, England)

Father: Prince Andrew of Greece
Mother: Princess Alice of Battenberg

Error corrections or clarifications

* Prince Philip was not born "Philip Mountbatten," as many sources erroneously state. It wasn't until 1947, when he renounced his Greek and Danish titles, that he took the name Mountbatten. Nor was he born "Philip Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderbert-Glucksburn," as a few sources claim.

NOTE: Some past editions of the World Almanac and Book of Facts erroneously report Prince Philip was born "June 1." Thankfully, newer editions correctly list June 10th, 1921. Also, certain older editions of the Americana Encyclopedia Annual misreport Prince Philip's date of birth as "June 12."


The most in-depth of more than four dozen sources consulted in preparing this profile:
Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor, by Robert Lacey (1977)
The Reluctant King: The Life and Reign of George VI, by Sarah Bradford (1989)
Elizabeth and Philip: The Untold Story of the Queen of England and her Prince, by Charles Higham, and Roy Moseley (1991)

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