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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
|Duke of Edinburgh (more)|
Photograph by Allan Warren, 1992
|Consort of the British monarch|
|Tenure||6 February 1952 – 9 April 2021|
|Born||Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark|
10 June 1921[fn 1]
Mon Repos, Corfu, Kingdom of Greece
|Died||9 April 2021 (aged 99)|
Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom
|Burial||17 April 2021|
Royal Vault, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
|Spouse||Elizabeth II (m. 1947–present)|
|Father||Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark|
|Mother||Princess Alice of Battenberg|
|Years of service||1939–1952 (active service)|
|Commands held||HMS Magpie|
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark; 10 June 1921[fn 1] – 9 April 2021), was a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was born in Corfu. He was originally a Prince of Greece and Denmark.
Prince Philip was on active service in the Royal Navy throughout the Second World War. At the end of the war he was on the destroyer HMS Whelp in the Pacific, and was in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender on 2 September 1945.
After he changed his nationality, he became known as Philip Mountbatten. His cousin was Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
On 20 November 1947, he married Princess Elizabeth, the heiress presumptive to King George VI, he became the Duke of Edinburgh. He was made a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957. King Edward VII Hospital as a “precautionary measure” after feeling unwell. On 23 February, it was announced that he had an infection.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."
His funeral was held on 17 April 2021 and he was buried at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle that same day.
- Multiple sources:
- "Early life and education". 2 March 2017. https://www.royal.uk/early-life-and-education.
- "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh". http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/eng/1287056173925/1297368439340.
- Ward, Victoria (10 June 2011). "Prince Philip's 90th birthday: a life less ordinary for The Duke of Edinburgh". https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/8566735/Prince-Philips-90th-birthday-a-life-less-ordinary-for-The-Duke-of-Edinburgh.html.
- "The Life And Times Of The Royal Consort". 10 June 2011. https://news.sky.com/story/861428/the-life-and-times-of-the-royal-consort.
- "50 Facts about The Duke of Edinburgh". Royal.Gov.Uk. http://www.royal.gov.uk/latestnewsanddiary/pressreleases/2002/50factsaboutthedukeofedinburgh.aspx. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- Members of the Order of the Garter
- "London Gazette, Friday 21 November 1947". http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/38128/pages/5495.
- "Prince Philip, 99, in hospital 'as a precaution'". 17 February 2021. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56101632.
- "Prince Philip has infection and is set to stay in hospital for 'several days'". BBC News. 23 February 2021. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56172496. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- "Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces". BBC News. 9 April 2021. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-11437314. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
- He was born on 10 June 1921 according to the Gregorian calendar. Until March 1923, Greece used the Julian calendar, in which the date was 28 May 1921.