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Philip, Prince of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921 inCorfu, Greece.

His father was Prince Andrew of Greece, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes. His mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was the eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and sister of Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Philip was educated at Gordonstoun School in Moray and attended the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

From January 1940 to the end of World War II, he served with the Royal Navy.

In 1947, Philip became a British subject. His marriage to Princess Elizabeth took place in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.

Philip continued on active service with the Royal Navy, until Elizabeth's accession on February 6, 1952, from which time he shared her official and public life.

He was known as one of the busiest royals and attended an average of 350 official engagements a year on behalf of the royal household. Since 1952 he carried out more than 22,000 solo public engagements.

Through the Duke of Edinburgh Award, more than six million young adults have developed leadership skills, helped communities and enhanced their physical fitness.

Although Prince Philip had no constitutional position, he was the longest serving royal consort in British history.

 

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