Happy Birthday Prince Philip
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will be celebrating his 95th birthday on June 10th.
Born with the title, Prince of Greece and Denmark, Philip was the youngest of five however the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. In 1922 the family moved to France, Saint-Cloud where Philip attended various different schools in Hampshire, Germany and Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip first met at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and the Duke of Kent in 1934. They met for a second time in 1939 when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth toured the Britannica Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, where Philip was enrolled. Since then Elizabeth and Philip exchanged letters which continued throughout World War II.
In November 1947, Philip and Elizabeth married at Westminster Abbey. As a gift to his bride, Prince Philip designed a bracelet made with stones from his mother’s tiara. Together they have four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and eight grandchildren.
Prince Philip has made over 5,000 speeches, visited more than 170 countries, and today is a member, president and patron of around 780 charities and organisations. Since founding the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme in 1956, over four million young people from 90 countries have taken part.
Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest ever male member of the Royal family. He is a character known for his playful sense of humour, Happy 95th Birthday Prince Philip.read more