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Prince Philip is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh. He is a husband of the British Queen Elizabeth II and the father of the royal throne heir Prince Charles.
Due to tough political and military situation, Philip’s family had to leave Greece and went to Europe.
After finishing college, Prince Philip served in the British Navy.
Best Known For
Prince Philip does a lot for the development of education and protection of the environment. He also launched several programs and awards to encourage youth achievements in sport.
Prince Philip is known for his hot-temper and provocative and controversial comments.
The ultimate condition to join the British royals is to be an Anglican adherent. In this regard, Prince Philip converted to Anglicanism in 1946 after proposing to Princess Elizabeth.
Prince Philip married Princess (at that time) Elizabeth in 1947, so this year is their 70th marriage anniversary. In order to get married with the British Princess, Philip had to abandon all his Greek titles and take his mother’s last name Mountbatten.
Worth to Know
Prince Philip was the only son in the family of the Greek Prince Andrew, but he had four elder sisters. They were Cecilie, Sophie, Margarita and Theodora.
His current waist size is 34 inches (86 cm).
According to Daily Mail (01/09/2016), for already 60 years, Prince’s underwear is produced by Lyle & Scott – a Scottish firm. His hats are made by James Lock & Co, while his shoes – by John Lobb Ltb.