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Prince Philip: 99 years, 143 countries and one very famous wife

Prince Philip: 99 years, 143 countries and one very famous wife

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Prince Philip: A Husband But Never A King

Prince Philip was never in line for the throne (his eldest son stands to inherit it) and never held the title of king.

The reason for that: in the British monarchy, a woman who marries the monarch can use the ceremonial title of queen - but men who...

  • He was born on 10 June 1921 on the Greek island of Corfu. His heritage made him a prince of Greece and Denmark, but the following year the family was banished from Greece after a coup.
  • In 1930, when he was eight years old, his moth...

  • When Philip left school, he joined the UK's naval academy and he graduated top of his class.
  • When King George VI paid an official visit in July 1939, Philip was charged with entertaining his young daughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.
  • He ma...

  • King George gave Philip permission to marry his daughter, Elizabeth.
  • The Prince of Greece and Denmark became a naturalized British subject, formally joined the Church of England, and abandoned his foreign titles.
  • On his wedding day...

He believed monarchies must adapt to survive.

  • He set up informal lunches where the Queen could meet people from a broader range of backgrounds.
  • Before the Coronation, when Philip and the future Queen moved into Clarence House in 1949,

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