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Prince PhilipDuke of Edinburgh (born Philip of Greece and Denmark,: Corfu10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

[1][2]The Prince in 1992

Philip was born as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Φίλιππος της Ελλάδος Prince Andrew Prince), son of Prince Andreas of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg.

However, these titles he laid out when he became a British citizen in 1947 . At that time he took the name "Mountbatten", an anglicized version of "Battenberg", a name from his mothers side of the family. By his father's side he was actually a member of the genusSchleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. His uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed by a terrorist attack by the IRA.

Philip and Elizabeth are both descendants of Queen Victoria. Philip is a great-grandson of the second daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Alice, and Elizabeth is a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria's eldest son, the future King Edward VII.

Queen Louise of Sweden was his aunt mother's side. After fathers side he had King Constantine I of Greece, Princess Marie Bonaparte and Grand Duke Georgi Mikhailovich of Russia as uncles and aunts. King Paul I of Greece, the father of the Spanish Queen Sofia was his cousin. Juan Carlos of Spain, the husband of Queen Sofia was in turn a direct grandson of Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, which then again a great-nephew of Prince Philip.

Russian DNA[Edit]Edit

When the body of the last Tsar was discovered, was Philip DNA for identification. [1he is, after all, family of the last Tsar. His grandmother was Grand Duchess Olga of Russia. His great aunt Alexandra was Queen of Great Britain, while her sister was EmpressDagmar of Russia. Also another great maternal aunt along was Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt, Empress of Russia. Anna Anderson claimed for a long time that she was Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia . The body of the Grand Duchess was could not be retrieved, whereby there was speculation about her death. By the DNA of the Duke could this statement be denied. [2]

For Parents[Edit]Edit

Family tree of Prince Philip Mountbatten
Great-Great-Grandparents

Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785-1831) ∞ 1810 Princess Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (1789-1867)

Prince William, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1787-1867) ∞ 1810 Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark (1789-1864)

Tsar Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855) ∞ 1817 Princess Charlotte of Prussia) (1798-1860)

Duke Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789-1868) ∞ 1817 Princess Amelie of Württemberg (1799-1848)

Grand Duke Louis II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1777-1848) ∞ 1804 Princess Wilhelmina of Baden (1788-1836)

Count Johan Maurits Hauke (1775-1830) ∞ Sofie Lafontaine

Prince Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1809-1877) ∞ 1836 Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (1815-1885)

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861) ∞ 1840 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Great Grandparents

King Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906) ∞ 1842 Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817-1898)

Grand Duke Constantine of Russia (1827-1892) ∞ 1848 Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (1830-1911)

Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823-1888) ∞ 1851 Julia Hauke (1825-1895)

Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-1892) ∞ 1862 Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843-1878)

Grandparents

King George I of Greece (1845-1913) ∞ 1867 Grand Duchess Olga of Russia (1851-1926)

Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854-1921) ∞ 1884 Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863-1950)

Parents

Prince Prince Andreas of Greece and Denmark (1882-1944) ∞ 1903 Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969)

Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh (* 1921)

Marriage[Edit]Edit

On november 20, 1947 , he married the later Queen Elizabeth II. The couple had four children:


  1. Charles, Prince of Wales (14 november 1948)
  2. Princess Anne (15 August 1950)
  3. Andrew, Duke of York (19 February 1960)
  4. Edward, Earl of Wessex (10 March 1964)

At his marriage he received the dynastic title Duke of Edinburgh, since then he officially known as his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

On the occasion of his 90th birthday Philip from his wife got the title ' Lord High Admiral ' gift, with which he ceremonially as head of the Navy.

Health Problems[Edit]Edit

Philip is in poor health in recent years. In an interview on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday he gave to it in the future to do. "I want some more time for myself. What less responsibility and less hassle. Less preparation and reflect on what you have to say. Additionally: my memory is less. I forget names and stuff. ", he recorded. [3In december 2011 , he was treated for a clogged blood vessel. On 4 June 2012 with abladder infection , he was hospitalized, but was dismissed on 9 June already. [4On 15 August of that year he was again with complaints to his bladder hospitalized, now in Aberdeen. [5[6In June 2013 he underwent keyhole surgery, after complaints about pain in the lower abdomen. [7]

Overpopulation[Edit]Edit

Prince Philip has indicated In several interviews the overpopulation in the world to see as a major problem. The growth of the population in his sight the main threat to the survival of man and detrimental to nature.One of his most famous statements in this respect he did in a book in 1987: "In case I will be reborn, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to address the overcrowding".

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