Prince Philip was born in Corfu on June 10, 1921. He was the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece. His mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg and he, therefore, held the title 'Prince of Greece and Denmark'.
At 18 months old, Prince Philip and his family had to leave Greece. The country had become politically unstable and his uncle, the King of Greece, Constantine I, was forced to abdicate.
Fearing for the family's safety, Prince Philip's uncle, King George V ordered a Royal Navy ship to collect them and the young Prince was carried to safety in a cot made from an orange box.
During the First World War Prince Louis of Battenberg, Prince Philip's grandfather changed the family's name to Mountbatten. Prince Phillip adopted this name when he also became a naturalized British subject and renounced his Royal title in order to marry Princess Elizabeth.
Upon his marriage, Prince Phillip was bestowed with the titles Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich.
Prince Phillip, the Edinburgh Duke, who devoted majority of his life to Queen of England Queen, Elizabeth rested peacefully at an age of 99 on Friday.
According to the statement from Buckingham posted on tweeter, it said that Queen expressed his sad and sorrowful news about the death of her beloved husband, His royal Highness the Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip.
Prince Phillip, has left behind Four Children, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The prince served alongside with the queen for over 65 years before retiring from appearing to the public in the year 2017. And since then, he has remained out if public sight until his demise.
He can be remembered during His active years by assisting in charting a new path of Monarchy under a young queen. He also assisted in solving environmental issues, science and technology as well.
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