Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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Prince Philip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO PC[1] (Philip Mountbatten; born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was born in Corfu. He was originally a royal prince of Greece and Denmark.

After he changed his nationality, he became known as Philip Mountbatten.

On 19 November 1947, was made a Knight of the Garter[2] and given the style of "Royal Highness"[3] and on 20 November 1947, he married Princess Elizabeth, the heiress presumptive (present heir to the throne) to King George VI, he became the Duke of Edinburgh.[3] He was made a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957.

He has taken many roles of the Queen.[4] He was the first member of the Royal Family to be interviewed on television back in May 1961.[4] He has traveled with the Queen on all 251 of her royal trips.[4]

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. The couple have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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