The Prince in 1992
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.
When the body of the last Tsar was discovered, was Philip DNA for identification.  he 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. 
|Family tree of Prince Philip Mountbatten|
Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785-1831) ∞ 1810 Princess Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (1789-1867)
Count Johan Maurits Hauke (1775-1830) ∞ Sofie Lafontaine
Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh (* 1921)
- Charles, Prince of Wales (14 november 1948)
- Princess Anne (15 August 1950)
- Andrew, Duke of York (19 February 1960)
- Edward, Earl of Wessex (10 March 1964)
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.
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.  In 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.  On 15 August of that year he was again with complaints to his bladder hospitalized, now in Aberdeen.   In June 2013 he underwent keyhole surgery, after complaints about pain in the lower abdomen. 
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".