- NAME: Prince Philip
- OCCUPATION: Duke, Prince
- BIRTH DATE: June 10, 1921 (Age: 91)
- EDUCATION: Cheam School, Schule Schloss Salem, Gordonstoun School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Corfu, Greece
- AKA: Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark
- AKA: Duke of Edinburgh
- AKA: Prince Philip
- AKA: Philip Mountbatten
- Full Name: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich
- AKA: Philip Battenberg
- AKA: Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- AKA: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is best known as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, the father of Prince Charles and the grandfather of Prince William.
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On the morning of the wedding, Philip became the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of Merioneth and the Baron of Greenwich. He and Elizabeth had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward. Prince Charles is their oldest child, and the heir apparent to the throne.
King George died on February 6, 1952,
leaving Elizabeth as his heir. Philip and Elizabeth heard the news of his death while traveling in Kenya. The accession of Elizabeth to the throne raised the question of the name of the royal house. On the advice of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Elizabeth proclaimed that the house would be known as the House of Windsor. The children of Philip and Elizabeth bear the last name Mountbatten-Windsor.
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They rule the Royal House of Windsor, and they can trace their bloodlines back through thousands of years of monarchy and leadership. The British Royal Family, with Queen Elizabeth II at the head of the throne, lead Britain's constitutional monarchy. As the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and is honored for 60 years on the throne, the Royal Family has never been more popular. They go by the terms "His and Her Royal Highness," yet they are admired for their style, down-to-earth personalities, media savvy, and their devotion to humanitarian causes. All eyes are on Princes William and Harry as they carry on their family legacy into the 21st century.
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