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Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Consort of the British monarch
Reign 6 February 1952 – present
Born 10 June 1921 (1921-06-10) (age 96)
Corfu, Kingdom of Greece
Spouse Elizabeth II (m. 1947)
Issue
Charles, Prince of Wales
Anne, Princess Royal
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Full name
Philip Mountbatten
Father Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Mother Princess Alice of Battenberg

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten; born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family.

A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece but his family was exiled from the country when he was still an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939, at the age of 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth (his third cousin through Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and second cousin once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark), whom he had first met in 1934. During World War Two he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets.

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