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Prince Philip
Consort of Queen Elizabeth II
Tenure 6 February 1952 – present
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Duke of Edinburgh
Tenure 20 November 1947 – present
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Spouse Elizabeth II
Issue
Charles, Prince of Wales
Anne, Princess Royal
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Full name
Philip[N 1]
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Mother Princess Alice of Battenberg
Born 10 June 1921 (1921-06-10) (age 88)
Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Signature
Religion Anglican
prev. Greek Orthodox
.The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark; born 10 June 1921)[N 2] is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.^ Philip - Duke of Edinburgh ______ .
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^ In fact he was originally Prince of Denmark and Greece.
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^ See also List of titles and honours of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh .
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.He was born into the Greek and Danish royal families, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a child.^ A member of the Greek royal family, Philip was evacuated from the country by Britain's Royal Navy in 1922 following the abdication of King Constantine, his uncle.
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^ Philip was a baby of only eighteen months, fifth in line of succession to the Greek throne, when his family had to flee into exile.
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.He was educated in Germany and Scotland at schools run by the German Jewish educator Kurt Hahn.^ By the time Hitler came to power in 1933, however, Hahn, who was Jewish, had become alarmed by the radical developments of Nazism and relocated to Scotland where he founded Gordonstoun.
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^ It is a measure of his forcefulness that two years after fleeing Germany, Hahn had amassed enough backing to start a new school in Britain.
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^ The school was supervised by Kurt Hahn, an education pioneer who had been an early admirer and later a fierce critic of the Nazi party.
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.At the age of 18, he joined Britain's Royal Navy, in which he served during World War II, even though two of his German brothers-in-law fought on the opposing side.^ As a result of the family split, World War II found Philip serving in the British Navy while his brothers-in-law were fighting on the side of Germany.
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^ Educated in France, Germany, and Britain, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and saw active service throughout World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant.
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^ Aged 12, Prince Philip departed England for Germany, studying at Schule Schloss Salem, a school in Southern Germany that belonged to his brother-in-law Prince Max of Baden.
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.After the war, in March 1947, he renounced his titles, adopted the surname of his British maternal grandparents, and used the style "Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten". Later that year, he married Princess Elizabeth, the heir to the British throne.^ Philip and Elizabeth married in 1947, when she was still a princess.
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^ On 20 November 1947, Prince Philip married the heiress presumptive to the British throne, The Princess Elizabeth, eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
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^ For a while they were posted to Malta, where Philip had his own command, and Princess Elizabeth went out to a hairdresser for the first time.
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.On his marriage, he was granted the style of His Royal Highness and the title of Duke of Edinburgh by his father-in-law King George VI.^ Prior to his marriage, King George VI created him Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich with the style of Royal Highness.
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^ On 6 February, when the Duke and Duchess were in Kenya, the Duchess's father, King George VI, died, and she ascended the Throne as Queen Elizabeth II. The Duke broke the news to the new Queen at their tree top hotel.
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^ To make this change significant, she styled him in the announcement His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, adding the definite article before his princely title, a usage normally restricted to the children of monarchs.
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.When Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, Philip left his naval career to act as her consort.^ Queen Consort, 1936-1952; Queen Mother from 1952.
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^ He gave up his naval career when she became queen and has no constitutional role other than as one of the queen's privy counselors.
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^ No further information on the condition of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was immediately available.
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.His wife made him a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957. He is Britain's longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning monarch.^ In 1957 he was created Prince of the United Kingdom.
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^ Caroline Wilhelmina Dorothea; Quenn consort of Great Britain and Ireland (1727-37) as wife of King George II. In London, Caroline made her home the meeting place of noted literary figures.
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^ Unlike the wife of a British monarch, there is no corresponding role for the husband of a reigning Queen.
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Contents

Early life

.Philip was born at the Villa Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, the only son and fifth and final child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg,[3] making him a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.^ Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on 10 June 1921 atop a kitchen table at Villa Mon Repos on Corfu , a Greek island in the Ionian sea.
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^ Prince and Princess Andrew remained in residence on the Island of Corfu for 18 months.
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^ In fact he was originally Prince of Denmark and Greece.
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The prince was baptised at St. George's Church at the Palaio Frourio (Old Fortress) in Haddokkos a few days after his birth. .His godparents were his paternal grandmother (Queen Olga of Greece) and the Corfu community, represented by Alexander Kokotos, Mayor of Corfu, and Stylianos Maniarizis, Chairman of the Corfu City Council.^ Visiting San Francisco in 1983, after meeting then-mayor Dianne Feinstein and several female members of the city council, he remarked, "Aren't there any male officials?...
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^ His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, the son of King George I of Greece and Queen Olga.
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^ His godparents were Queen Olga and the Corfu community (represented by Alexander S. Kokotos, Mayor of Corfu, and Stylianos I. Maniarizis, Chairman of Corfu City Council).
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.Shortly after Philip's birth, his maternal grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenberg, died in London.^ Alice of Battenberg, Lord Louis Mountbatten's sister, married Prince Andrew of Greece in 1903.
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^ I think that Prince Philip should make the effort to go and visit this tribe before their leader dies.
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^ His father had died, penniless, in Monte Carlo in 1944, before Prince Philip could get to see him.
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.Louis was a naturalised British citizen and, after long and distinguished service in the Royal Navy, had renounced his German titles and adopted the surname Mountbatten.^ Educated in France, Germany, and Britain, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and saw active service throughout World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant.
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^ As to this comment "and the British royal family is of German origin" - that's true.
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^ An Order-in-Council was also issued in 1960, which stated the surname of male-line descendants of the Duke and the Queen who are not Royal Highnesses or Prince or Princess was to be Mountbatten-Windsor.
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.After visiting London for the memorial, Philip and his mother returned to Greece where Prince Andrew had remained behind to command an army division embroiled in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922).^ Alice of Battenberg, Lord Louis Mountbatten's sister, married Prince Andrew of Greece in 1903.
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^ Prince Philip was so fond of the school that he later sent The Prince of Wales, The Prince Andrew and The Prince Edward to Gordonstoun also, though his sons experienced the school with mixed results.
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^ His mother was Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (formerly Princess Alice of Battenberg), the elder daughter of the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg) and the Marchioness of Milford Haven (formerly Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine).
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The war went badly for Greece and the Turks made large gains. .On 22 September 1922, Philip's uncle, the reigning King Constantine I of Greece, was forced to abdicate and Prince Andrew, along with others, was arrested by the military government.^ Philip's father, Prince Andrew, was arrested and tossed into jail.
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^ On 22 September 1922, King Constantine I was forced to abdicate the throne.
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^ A member of the Greek royal family, Philip was evacuated from the country by Britain's Royal Navy in 1922 following the abdication of King Constantine, his uncle.
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The commander of the army, General Georgios Hatzianestis, and five senior politicians were executed. .Prince Andrew's life was believed to be in danger, and Alice was under surveillance.^ Alice of Battenberg, Lord Louis Mountbatten's sister, married Prince Andrew of Greece in 1903.
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.In December, a revolutionary court banished Prince Andrew from Greece for life.^ A revolutionary court sentenced Prince Andrew, his younger brother, to death.
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^ Alice of Battenberg, Lord Louis Mountbatten's sister, married Prince Andrew of Greece in 1903.
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^ His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, the son of King George I of Greece and Queen Olga.
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[5] .The British naval vessel HMS Calypso evacuated Prince Andrew's family, with Philip carried to safety in a cot made from an orange box.^ Prince Philip's first posting was in January 1940, to an elderly battleship, HMS Ramillies, based in Ceylon and used to escort Australian transports to the Mediterranean.
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^ As a result of the family split, World War II found Philip serving in the British Navy while his brothers-in-law were fighting on the side of Germany.
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^ In short, Prince Philip is being made to ask himself what many of the Windsors' friends have quietly been asking each other all summer: Are the parents to blame?
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.He and his family were taken to France, where they settled in the Saint-Cloud suburb of Paris.^ Prince and Princess Andrew and their children fled to Paris, where they took up residence at Saint-Cloud, in a villa belonging to Prince Andrew's sister-in-law Princess Marie Bonaparte.
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^ Andrew's family moved first to St Cloud, near Paris, where they borrowed a house.
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.Prince Philip speaks fluent English, German and French.^ Prince Charles likes to stalk, but Prince Philip prefers to shoot grouse, often over a German pointer bred by his factor, Martin Leslie.
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^ We spoke English at home,' Prince Philip recalls today.
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^ AS HIS PARENTS renounced responsibility for the boy, so began a tussle between the German and English halves of Philip's family that would go on for many years.
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He does not speak Greek as his family was exiled from Greece when he was an infant, although he would later acquire some knowledge of the language.[7] He has stated that he considers himself to be Scandinavian, particularly Danish.[7]

Youth

Education

Philip was first educated in France. .However, in 1928, and under the guiding hand of his uncle, Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten, the Prince was sent to the United Kingdom to attend Cheam School, living with his grandmother at Kensington Palace and his other uncle, George Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven, at Lynden Manor.^ In 1957 he was created Prince of the United Kingdom.
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^ Prince Philip was so fond of the school that he later sent The Prince of Wales, The Prince Andrew and The Prince Edward to Gordonstoun also, though his sons experienced the school with mixed results.
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^ His mother was Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (formerly Princess Alice of Battenberg), the elder daughter of the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg) and the Marchioness of Milford Haven (formerly Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine).
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[8] .In the next three years, all his sisters married German noblemen and moved to Germany, his mother was placed in an asylum after being diagnosed as schizophrenic,[9] and his father moved to a small flat in Monte Carlo.^ He had four older sisters, all of whom married German princes: .
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^ After her accession to the throne, the Queen also announced that the Duke was to have place, pre-eminence and precedence next to the Queen on all occasions and in all meetings, except where otherwise provided by Act of Parliament.
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^ His father took off to indulge himself in the fleshpots of Monte Carlo while his mother lived in turn with her four daughters, all of whom had married German Princelings.
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Philip had little contact with his mother for the remainder of his childhood.[10] .In 1933, Philip was sent to the Schule Schloss Salem in Germany, owned by one of his brothers-in-law, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, which had the "advantage of saving school fees".[11] With the rise of Nazism in Germany, Salem's Jewish founder, Kurt Hahn, fled persecution and founded the Gordonstoun school in Scotland.^ But in 1920, von Baden and Hahn founded a school together at von Baden's family home, Schloss Salem.
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^ Aged 12, Prince Philip departed England for Germany, studying at Schule Schloss Salem, a school in Southern Germany that belonged to his brother-in-law Prince Max of Baden.
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^ By the time Hitler came to power in 1933, however, Hahn, who was Jewish, had become alarmed by the radical developments of Nazism and relocated to Scotland where he founded Gordonstoun.
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After two terms at Salem, Philip moved to Gordonstoun.[12] .In 1937, his sister, Cecile, her husband (Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse), her two young sons and her mother-in-law were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then only sixteen years of age, attended the funeral in Darmstadt.^ In the early years of the Queen's reign, Philip was the only Royal male in her immediate family, and he said what he pleased.
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^ In the five years Philip was at Gordonstoun, neither George Milford Haven nor his brother, Lord Mountbatten, who was Philip's other guardian in Britain, ever visited him.
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^ While flying from Germany to a wedding in England, his sister, Cecile, her husband and two children were killed when their plane flew into a chimney stack.
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.The following year, his uncle and guardian George Mountbatten died of bone cancer.^ In the five years Philip was at Gordonstoun, neither George Milford Haven nor his brother, Lord Mountbatten, who was Philip's other guardian in Britain, ever visited him.
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^ Then, less than six months later, George Milford Haven died suddenly of cancer at the age of 46.
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Naval service

.After leaving Gordonstoun in 1939, Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy, graduating the next year from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as the top cadet in his course.^ Late in 1938, Philip entered the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth.
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^ On 1 May 1939, Prince Philip began his naval career at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth as a Special Entry Cadet.
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^ In the early years of the Queen's reign, Philip was the only Royal male in her immediate family, and he said what he pleased.
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[13] .He was commissioned as a midshipman in January 1940. Philip spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean.^ Prince Philip's first posting was in January 1940, to an elderly battleship, HMS Ramillies, based in Ceylon and used to escort Australian transports to the Mediterranean.
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^ The problems came to a head soon after the Queen's accession, when Philip left on a four-month tour of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Michael Parker.
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.After shorter postings totalling two months on HMS Kent, HMS Shropshire and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), he was transferred from the Indian Ocean to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean Fleet.^ In 1941 he was transferred to HMS Valiant, a battleship stationed in Alexandria, Egypt.
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^ Prince Philip's first posting was in January 1940, to an elderly battleship, HMS Ramillies, based in Ceylon and used to escort Australian transports to the Mediterranean.
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^ In 1940 he served on HMS Ramilles in Colombo, Ceylon, as a Midshipman, patrolling the Indian Ocean and escorting troops from Australia to the Middle East.
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.Amongst other engagements, he was involved in the Battle of Crete, was mentioned in despatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan, and was awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour.^ His ship, HMS Valiant, was at the centre of the battle of Cape Matapan that destroyed the Italian navy.
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^ Later service in the war saw Philip promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and serving during the invasion of Sicily.
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[13] Duties of lesser glory included stoking the boilers of the troop transport ship RMS Empress of Russia.[14]
.Prince Philip was promoted to sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth in which he gained the top grade in four out of five sections.^ If Prince Philip is the squire in the country, he also heads a vast array of professional and charity interests which he carved out for himself when his wife became Queen.
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^ Later service in the war saw Philip promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and serving during the invasion of Sicily.
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[15] .In June 1942, he was appointed to the V&W class destroyer and flotilla leader, HMS Wallace, which was involved in convoy escort tasks on the east coast of Britain, as well as the allied invasion of Sicily.^ In 1940 he served on HMS Ramilles in Colombo, Ceylon, as a Midshipman, patrolling the Indian Ocean and escorting troops from Australia to the Middle East.
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[16] .Promotion to lieutenant followed on 16 July 1942. In October of the same year, at just 21 years of age, he became first lieutenant of HMS Wallace and one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy.^ Philip was mentioned in dispatches, and emerged from the war one of the RN's youngest first lieutenants.
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^ HMS Calypso, a Royal Navy gunboat, was dispatched to remove the family from Corfu.
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^ In the first six months of this year he spent nearly eight weeks abroad, far more than any other member of the Royal Family.
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In 1944, he moved on to the new destroyer, HMS Whelp, where he saw service with the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla.[17][18] .He was present in Tokyo Bay when the instrument of Japanese surrender was signed.^ Philip was also present onboard HMS Whelp at the surrender of Japanese forces in Tokyo Bay.
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.In January 1946, Philip returned to Britain on the Whelp, and was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officers' School in Corsham, Wiltshire.^ Philip was also present onboard HMS Whelp at the surrender of Japanese forces in Tokyo Bay.
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^ Prince Philip's first posting was in January 1940, to an elderly battleship, HMS Ramillies, based in Ceylon and used to escort Australian transports to the Mediterranean.
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Marriage

.Earl Mountbatten arranged, in 1939, for Philip to escort Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of King George VI.^ On 6 February, when the Duke and Duchess were in Kenya, the Duchess's father, King George VI, died, and she ascended the Throne as Queen Elizabeth II. The Duke broke the news to the new Queen at their tree top hotel.
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^ On 20 November 1947, Prince Philip married the heiress presumptive to the British throne, The Princess Elizabeth, eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
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^ In the five years Philip was at Gordonstoun, neither George Milford Haven nor his brother, Lord Mountbatten, who was Philip's other guardian in Britain, ever visited him.
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.Philip was put in charge of entertaining the King's two daughters while the King and Queen toured Dartmouth Naval College.^ Prince Philip was put in charge of entertaining both Elizabeth and her sister Margaret when they paid a visit to the college.
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^ Late in 1938, Philip entered the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth.
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^ The problems came to a head soon after the Queen's accession, when Philip left on a four-month tour of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Michael Parker.
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.Elizabeth—who was Philip's third cousin through Queen Victoria, and second cousin once removed through Christian IX of Denmark—fell in love with Philip and they began to exchange letters.^ Urged on by Prince Philip, who was taking a robust attitude to the Wales's difficulties, the Queen said it was important to limit the damage being done to the monarchy.
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^ What is more, says one old courtier who spent a lot of time with her during the Fifties and Sixties, 'She was quite definitely in love with Philip.
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^ Prince Philip was put in charge of entertaining both Elizabeth and her sister Margaret when they paid a visit to the college.
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[20] .Eventually, in the summer of 1946, Philip asked the King for his daughter's hand in marriage.^ In short, Prince Philip is being made to ask himself what many of the Windsors' friends have quietly been asking each other all summer: Are the parents to blame?
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^ On 20 November 1947, Prince Philip married the heiress presumptive to the British throne, The Princess Elizabeth, eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
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The King granted his request providing any formal engagement was delayed until Elizabeth's twenty-first birthday the following April.[21] .The engagement was announced to the public in July 1947. Louis Mountbatten urged Philip to renounce his Greek and Danish royal titles, as well as his allegiance to the Greek crown, convert from Greek Orthodoxy to the Church of England, and become a naturalised British subject,[N 3] all of which was done by 18 March 1947. Philip adopted the surname Mountbatten from his mother's family.^ Before they could marry, Prince Philip was required to convert from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism, to renounce his allegiance to the Hellenic Crown, and to become a naturalised British subject 1.
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^ He renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles on 18 March 1947 and decided to take the name Mountbatten, an Anglicised version of Battenberg, his mother's family name.
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^ Originally a Greek subject and a Prince of Greece and Denmark, he renounced these titles and his allegiance to marry the Princess Elizabeth.
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.The day preceding his wedding, King George VI bestowed the style His Royal Highness on Philip, and on the morning of the wedding, 20 November 1947, he was made the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich of Greenwich in the County of London.^ The day before his wedding, King George VI created his future son-in-law Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich, of Greenwich in the County of London.
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^ Prior to his marriage, King George VI created him Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich with the style of Royal Highness.
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^ From 1947 to 1957, Philip's legal name was technically His Royal Highness Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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Philip and Elizabeth were married in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey, recorded and broadcast by the BBC. .However, in post-war Britain, it was not acceptable for any of the Duke of Edinburgh's German relations to be invited to the wedding, including Philip's three surviving sisters, each of whom had married German princes, some of them with Nazi connections.^ Philip - Duke of Edinburgh ______ .
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^ Alice of Battenberg, Lord Louis Mountbatten's sister, married Prince Andrew of Greece in 1903.
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^ 'Then we all sort of disappeared,' says Prince Philip's youngest sister, Sophie, 'and the house in St Cloud was closed down.'
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.After their marriage, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh took up residence at Clarence House.^ After their marriage, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh took up residence at Clarence House in London.
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^ The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh on their wedding day.
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^ In January 1952, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh set off for a tour of the Commonwealth, with visits to Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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.Their first two children were born: Prince Charles in 1948 and Princess Anne in 1950. Philip was keen to pursue his naval career, though aware that his wife's future role as queen would eventually eclipse his ambitions.^ This time not only Charles and the Queen, but also Prince Philip and the Princess of Wales were there.
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^ Prince Charles was born in 1948 and Anne in 1950.
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^ Prince Philip has two Personal Protection Officers, who rotate their duties.
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.Nevertheless, Philip returned to the navy after his honeymoon, at first in a desk job at the Admiralty, and later on a staff course at the Naval Staff College, Greenwich.^ Nevertheless, he returned to the Navy after his honeymoon, and was stationed in Malta.
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^ Influenced first by his father, and then by Lord Mountbatten, Philip had decided to join the Navy.
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^ Late in 1938, Philip entered the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth.
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[13] .From 1949, he was stationed in Malta, after being posted as the First Lieutenant of the destroyer HMS Chequers, in the Mediterranean Fleet.^ Prince Philip's first posting was in January 1940, to an elderly battleship, HMS Ramillies, based in Ceylon and used to escort Australian transports to the Mediterranean.
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^ For a while they were posted to Malta, where Philip had his own command, and Princess Elizabeth went out to a hairdresser for the first time.
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In 1950, he was promoted to lieutenant commander and given command of the sloop HMS Magpie, after which he was promoted to commander in early 1952.[13]
.With the King in ill health, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were each appointed to the Privy Council on 4 November 1951 (making the Duke now the only remaining member of the council to have been appointed by George VI), after having made a coast to coast tour of Canada.^ Day after day, the shy, nervous King George VI, with his knock-knees and painful stutter, walked through the rubble of London, accompanied by the Queen.
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^ There is a closer rapport today between Philip and his youngest son, who has made up for the Marines fiasco by quietly making a career raising funds for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
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[22] .At the end of January the following year, Philip and his wife set out on a tour of the Commonwealth.^ In January 1952, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh set off for a tour of the Commonwealth, with visits to Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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^ If Prince Philip is the squire in the country, he also heads a vast array of professional and charity interests which he carved out for himself when his wife became Queen.
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^ At the end of the tour, Parker resigned when his wife sued him for divorce.
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.However, on 6 February 1952, when they were in Kenya, Elizabeth's father died and she ascended the throne.^ In February 1952, they left on what should have been a long tour of Africa, India and Australia.
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.It was Philip who broke the news of her father's passing to Elizabeth at Sagana Lodge, and the royal party immediately returned to the United Kingdom.^ On 6 February, when the Duke and Duchess were in Kenya, the Duchess's father, King George VI, died, and she ascended the Throne as Queen Elizabeth II. The Duke broke the news to the new Queen at their tree top hotel.
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^ In the early years of the Queen's reign, Philip was the only Royal male in her immediate family, and he said what he pleased.
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^ The Duke's uncle, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, had advocated the new name House of Mountbatten, as Elizabeth would typically have taken Philip's name on marriage.
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[23]

Consort of the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh with Queen Elizabeth II. Coronation portrait, June 1953.

Royal house

.The accession of Elizabeth to the throne brought up the question of the name of the royal house.^ The accession of Elizabeth to the Throne brought up the question of the name of the Royal House.
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^ The Duke's uncle, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, had advocated the new name House of Mountbatten, as Elizabeth would typically have taken Philip's name on marriage.
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.The Duke's uncle, Louis Mountbatten, advocated the name House of Mountbatten, as Elizabeth would typically have taken Philip's last name on marriage; however, when Queen Mary, Elizabeth's paternal grandmother, heard of this suggestion, she informed the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who himself later advised the Queen to issue a royal proclamation declaring that the royal house was to remain known as the House of Windsor.^ The Duke's uncle, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, had advocated the new name House of Mountbatten, as Elizabeth would typically have taken Philip's name on marriage.
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^ When Churchill, then Prime Minister, urged the Queen to choose Windsor, Prince Philip was heard to cry, 'I'm just a bloody amoeba] That's all.'
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^ When Queen Mary, Elizabeth's grandmother, heard about this, she told Sir Winston Churchill who later advised the Queen to issue a proclamation declaring that the Royal House was to remain the House of Windsor.
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The Duke complained,"I am nothing but a bloody amoeba. .I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his own children."^ This was to address the Duke's complaint that he was the only father in the country unable to pass his name to his children.
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[24] .Only in 1960, after the death of Queen Mary and the resignation of Churchill, was an Order-in-Council issued that stated the surname of male-line descendants of the Duke and the Queen who are not styled as Royal Highness, or titled as Prince or Princess, was to be Mountbatten-Windsor.^ The Queen has never granted the Duke the title of Prince Consort.
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^ An Order-in-Council was also issued in 1960, which stated the surname of male-line descendants of the Duke and the Queen who are not Royal Highnesses or Prince or Princess was to be Mountbatten-Windsor.
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^ Also Mary, Princess Royal refused to attend because her brother, the Duke of Windsor, was not invited.
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.In practice, the Duke's children have all used Mountbatten-Windsor as the surname they prefer for themselves when not using a name derived from their highest titles (i.e., Wales, York, or Wessex); his male-line grandchildren, however, generally use a name of the area over which her father holds title.^ In practice, however, the Queen and the Duke's children have all used Mountbatten-Windsor as the surname they prefer for themselves and their male-line children.
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^ In due course, however, the Archbishop of Canterbury received Philip into the Church, and he selected his mother's name - Mountbatten - before becoming an Englishman.
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^ One of the most controversial aspects of the Duke was his relationship with his daughters-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales and Sarah, Duchess of York.
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[25] .After her accession to the throne, the Queen also announced that the Duke was to have "place, pre-eminence and precedence" next to her "on all occasions and in all meetings, except where otherwise provided by Act of Parliament". This meant the Duke took precedence over his son, the Prince of Wales, except, officially, in the British parliament.^ This means the Duke is the first gentleman of the land, and takes precedence over his son, the Prince of Wales.
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^ After her accession to the throne, the Queen also announced that the Duke was to have place, pre-eminence and precedence next to the Queen on all occasions and in all meetings, except where otherwise provided by Act of Parliament.
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^ Urged on by Prince Philip, who was taking a robust attitude to the Wales's difficulties, the Queen said it was important to limit the damage being done to the monarchy.
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.In fact, however, he only attends the British parliament when escorting the Queen for the annual State Opening of Parliament, where he walks and is seated beside her.^ Earlier this year, when the Queen ended her state visit to Australia, Prince Philip went on to New Zealand to attend to Ex-Services League and WWF business.
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^ The Queen and Duke attend state visits abroad, and receive foreign dignitaries together.
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Duties and milestones

.As consort to the Queen, Philip was required to continue supporting his wife in her duties as Sovereign, accompanying her to ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament in various countries, state dinners, and tours abroad; in order to dedicate himself to this role, he gave up his naval career upon the Queen's accession.^ After her accession to the throne, the Queen also announced that the Duke was to have place, pre-eminence and precedence next to the Queen on all occasions and in all meetings, except where otherwise provided by Act of Parliament.
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^ The lunch buffet features various dishes and a salad bar and for dinner there is an à la carte menu, accompanied by a good wine selection.
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^ If Prince Philip is the squire in the country, he also heads a vast array of professional and charity interests which he carved out for himself when his wife became Queen.
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[26] .As Chairman of the Coronation Commission, he was the first member of the royal family to fly in a helicopter, visiting the troops that were to take part in the ceremony.^ In the first six months of this year he spent nearly eight weeks abroad, far more than any other member of the Royal Family.
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^ He renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles on 18 March 1947 and decided to take the name Mountbatten, an Anglicised version of Battenberg, his mother's family name.
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[27] Philip was not crowned in the service, but knelt before Elizabeth, with her hands enclosing his, and swore to be her "liege man of life and limb".[28]
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.In the early 1950s, his sister-in-law, Princess Margaret, considered marrying a divorced older man, Peter Townsend.^ Prince and Princess Andrew and their children fled to Paris, where they took up residence at Saint-Cloud, in a villa belonging to Prince Andrew's sister-in-law Princess Marie Bonaparte.
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^ He had four older sisters, all of whom married German princes: .
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The press accused Philip of being hostile to the match. "I haven't done anything," he complained. Philip had not interfered, preferring to stay out of other people's love lives.[29] Eventually, Margaret and Townsend parted. .For six months over 1953–54 Philip and Elizabeth toured the Commonwealth, again the children were left in Britain.^ There were long periods when she and Prince Philip would be on tour abroad, leaving the children in the care of nannies and other relatives.
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^ The problems came to a head soon after the Queen's accession, when Philip left on a four-month tour of the Commonwealth, accompanied by Michael Parker.
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[30]
.In 1956, the Duke founded the Duke of Edinburgh's Award with Kurt Hahn, in order to give young people "a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities". From 1956 to 1957, Philip travelled around the world aboard the newly-commissioned HMY Britannia, during which he opened the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne; was appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada on October 14, taking his Oath of Allegiance before the Queen in person at her Canadian residence, Rideau Hall;[31] and visited the Antarctic.^ Kurt Hahn had been the Chancellor's personal secretary.
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^ A private dinner he graced in Sheffield last October brought in four new donors from the North of England for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
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^ How much more so, perhaps, for Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich and father of the heir to the throne.
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The Queen and the children remained in Britain. .On the return leg of the journey, Philip's private secretary, Mike Parker, was sued for divorce by his wife.^ At the end of the tour, Parker resigned when his wife sued him for divorce.
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^ 'I REMEMBER the first time I saw Prince Philip,' says Jim Orr, an older Gordonstoun boy who was later to become another of the private secretaries.
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^ 'When he needed a father,' says Michael Parker, an Australian war-time Navy pal who was Prince Philip's first private secretary, 'there just wasn't anybody there.'
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.As with Townsend, the press still portrayed divorce as a scandal, and eventually Parker resigned.^ At the end of the tour, Parker resigned when his wife sued him for divorce.
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.He later said that the Duke was very supportive and "the Queen was wonderful throughout.^ It is not certain he felt the same, although he has always been loyal, supportive and very protective of her, shouting frequently at journalists who try to get too close, 'Don't jostle the Queen]' .
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^ His duty to the Queen and the institution it's been his life to support, his formality, his reserve - his very upbringing - forbids him to do so.
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She regarded divorce as a sadness, not a hanging offence."[32] Further press reports claimed that the Queen and the Duke were drifting apart, which enraged the Duke and dismayed the Queen, who issued a strongly-worded denial.[33] .In a show of public support, the Queen created Parker a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, and created her husband a Prince of the United Kingdom, restoring the title of Prince that he had formally rescinded ten years earlier.^ Earlier this year, when the Queen ended her state visit to Australia, Prince Philip went on to New Zealand to attend to Ex-Services League and WWF business.
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^ His duty to the Queen and the institution it's been his life to support, his formality, his reserve - his very upbringing - forbids him to do so.
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[34]
Philip decided to dedicate himself to the cause of the relationship of humans with their environment. .Philip also started to carry out his own engagements, and became patron of a number of organisations, some 800 by 2008. He began to focus on industry, giving his patronage to The Work Foundation, touring factories, viewing the oil sands, and the like.^ Everyone was kept on the edge of their seats to find out which team would take first place at Prince Philip Cup 2008.
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^ If Prince Philip is the squire in the country, he also heads a vast array of professional and charity interests which he carved out for himself when his wife became Queen.
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^ For a while they were posted to Malta, where Philip had his own command, and Princess Elizabeth went out to a hairdresser for the first time.
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He served as UK President of the World Wildlife Fund from 1961, International President from 1986 and President Emeritus from 1996.[35]
Visiting Canada in 1969, Philip spoke about his views on republicanism:
It is a complete misconception to imagine that the monarchy exists in the interests of the monarch. It doesn't. It exists in the interests of the people. If at any time any nation decides that the system is unacceptable, then it is up to them to change it.[36]
.At the beginning of 1981, Philip wrote to his eldest son, Charles, counselling him to make up his mind to either propose to Lady Diana Spencer, or break off their courtship.^ After the meeting, at the instigation of the Queen's private office, Prince Philip apparently sat down at his laptop and wrote to Diana, not once but several times.
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^ Then he dithers and procrastinates, and he won't make up his mind,' a courtier reports.
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^ The Queen and Prince Philip seemed happy at the prospect of his wedding to the young Lady Diana Spencer.
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[37] Charles felt pressured by his father to make a decision, and did so, proposing to Diana in February. .They married six months later.^ Then, less than six months later, George Milford Haven died suddenly of cancer at the age of 46.
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[38] By 1992, the marriage had broken down. .The Queen and Philip hosted a meeting between Charles and Diana, trying to get them reconciled but without success.^ After the meeting, at the instigation of the Queen's private office, Prince Philip apparently sat down at his laptop and wrote to Diana, not once but several times.
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^ The Queen and Prince Philip seemed happy at the prospect of his wedding to the young Lady Diana Spencer.
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^ This time not only Charles and the Queen, but also Prince Philip and the Princess of Wales were there.
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[39] .Philip wrote to Diana, expressing his disappointment at both Charles's and her extramarital affairs, and asking her to examine both his and her behaviour from the other's point of view.^ After the meeting, at the instigation of the Queen's private office, Prince Philip apparently sat down at his laptop and wrote to Diana, not once but several times.
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[40] The Duke was direct, and Diana was sensitive.[41] She found the letters hard to take, but she nevertheless appreciated that he was acting with good intent.[42] Charles and Diana separated and later divorced.
.A year after the divorce, Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997. At the time, the Duke was on holiday at Balmoral with the extended royal family.^ In the early years of the Queen's reign, Philip was the only Royal male in her immediate family, and he said what he pleased.
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^ In the first six months of this year he spent nearly eight weeks abroad, far more than any other member of the Royal Family.
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^ In August and September, the Royal Family is at Balmoral.
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.In their grief, Diana's two sons, Princes William and Harry, wanted to attend church, and so their grandparents took them that morning.^ One British reporter, who doesn't want to be named, recalls approaching Prince Philip as he took a walk after a church service at Sandringham one freezing January morning.
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[43] .For five days, the Queen and the Duke shielded their grandsons from the ensuing press interest by keeping them at Balmoral where they could grieve in private.^ It wasn't cold enough, so when the interview continued the next day I asked if they could be sure to provide cold water.
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[43] .The Royal Family's seclusion caused public dismay,[43] but the public mood was transformed from hostility to respect by a live broadcast made by the Queen on 5 September.^ In the early years of the Queen's reign, Philip was the only Royal male in her immediate family, and he said what he pleased.
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^ In August and September, the Royal Family is at Balmoral.
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[44] .Uncertain as to whether they should walk behind her coffin during the funeral procession, Diana's sons hesitated.^ When we hear about how warm Queen Elizabeth II is behind-the-scenes, one has to wonder whether she should give an official end to protocol during greetings.

[44] .Philip told William, "If you don't walk, I think you'll regret it later.^ One equerry, describing Prince Philip, cheerfully told me: 'He works like a black, though I have to say I know plenty of blacks who don't work very hard.'
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If I walk, will you walk with me?"[44] .On the day of the funeral, Philip, William, Harry, Charles and Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, walked through London behind the carriage carrying her casket.^ The Queen and Prince Philip seemed happy at the prospect of his wedding to the young Lady Diana Spencer.
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^ Day after day, the shy, nervous King George VI, with his knock-knees and painful stutter, walked through the rubble of London, accompanied by the Queen.
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.Over the next few years Mohammed Al-Fayed, whose son Dodi Fayed was also killed in the crash, claimed that Prince Philip had ordered the death of Princess Diana, and that the accident was staged.^ After the meeting, at the instigation of the Queen's private office, Prince Philip apparently sat down at his laptop and wrote to Diana, not once but several times.
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^ The wedding - of Philip's old friend Margaret Geddes, now known as Princess Louis of Hesse - went ahead the next day.
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^ 'He's the first in our family to become a Marine,' Philip told the American admiral, Sylvester Foley, whose own son was an officer in the US Marines.
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.The inquest into Diana's death concluded in 2008 that there was "no evidence" of a conspiracy.^ The Queen Judge to Al Fayed: Back Up Diana Murder Allegations Judge in the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, told Mohammad al Fayed that evidence is necessary to consider a verdict of murder By Elizabeth Allen   |  Published 3/5/2007 More topics: Dodi Fayed .

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Public image

During the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002, the Duke was commended by the Speaker of the British House of Commons for his role in supporting the Queen during her reign. Over his fifty years as royal consort, however, Philip became notorious for making remarks which were regarded as offensive and/or based on stereotypes.[46][47] Some of them were immediately interpreted as gaffes; but other awkward observations were construed as merely odd, off-colour, or occasionally even funny.[48][49][50] In his own words, comments attributed to Prince Philip have contributed to the perception that he is "a cantankerous old sod".[51] For example, in May 1999 British newspapers accused Philip of insulting deaf children at a pop concert in Wales by saying, "No wonder you are deaf listening to this row."[52] Later Philip wrote, "the story is largely invention. It so happens that my mother was quite seriously deaf and I have been Patron of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf for ages, so it's hardly likely that I would do any such thing."[53]
Prince Philip and US President George W. Bush during the ceremonial welcome at the start of the President's 2003 state visit to the UK.
He is the oldest serving consort in British history, though the Queen Mother lived longer. On 19 April 2009, he became the longest-serving consort in British history (at 57 years and 71 days), surpassing Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. .The Duke carries out over 300 public engagements a year, more than any other royal except his daughter, Princess Anne.^ The old King was growing weaker, and his daughter and son-in-law were forced to take on more royal responsibilities.
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^ Mostly he eats out, for he is president or an honorary member of 850 organisations and attends more than 500 public functions every year.
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^ Philip's leadership within the family extends far out towards its more distant relatives, though it is easier with the women than the men.
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[54] .It was revealed in October 2007 that Prince Philip had been suffering from a heart condition since 1992; bodyguards protecting the Duke were trained to rush him to medical attention for symptoms as simple as dizziness and shortness of breath, even against Philip's own wishes.^ Prince Philip has two Personal Protection Officers, who rotate their duties.
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^ That even at the age of 71, even in his own private library, Philip Mountbatten-Windsor, husband to the richest and most famous woman in the world, is quite insecure.
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^ In short, Prince Philip is being made to ask himself what many of the Windsors' friends have quietly been asking each other all summer: Are the parents to blame?
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Though he started to take medication for the condition, the Duke refused to reduce his royal duties. .In April 2008, Philip was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital for "assessment and treatment" for a chest infection, though he walked into the hospital unaided and recovered quickly,[55] and was released three days later to recuperate at Windsor Castle.^ A second meeting took place three days later, on 15 June, at Windsor Castle.
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Reports surfaced in August 2008 that Philip had been suffering from prostate cancer, which had been diagnosed in April of that year.[57] .Buckingham Palace refused to comment at first, but eventually Philip authorised the release of a statement indicating that, although the palace maintains the right of the royal family to privacy, the story was untrue.^ In the first six months of this year he spent nearly eight weeks abroad, far more than any other member of the Royal Family.
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^ 'He's the first in our family to become a Marine,' Philip told the American admiral, Sylvester Foley, whose own son was an officer in the US Marines.
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^ Prince Charles Touring Buckingham Palace - Tempting the Royal Dungeons in the Royal Mews A delightful trip to Buckingham Palace almost lands us a trip to the torture devices By DrDevience   |  Published 12/6/2006 More topics: Prince Philip .

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Interests

.Polo was a leisure pastime for Prince Philip in his youth and adult life; though he eventually gave up the sport due to age, he still competes in carriage driving, a sport which he helped expand, and for which he wrote the early rule book.^ Four teams came to compete at the 2009 Prince Philip Cup.  .
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^ As many that have competed in past Prince Philip Cups know, it is almost inevitable that they would be playing in the rain.
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^ Booking.com: Quality Hotel Prince Philip, Stockholm, Sweden - 26 Guest reviews.
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[60] He was a keen yachtsman, striking up a friendship in 1949 with Uffa Fox in Cowes. He and the Queen regularly attended Cowes Week in HMY Britannia. The prince served as president of the International Equestrian Federation during the 1960s and 1970s. .He also painted with oils, as well as collecting the works of others, many of which are contemporary cartoons, and hang at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham House, and Balmoral Castle.^ In short, Prince Philip is being made to ask himself what many of the Windsors' friends have quietly been asking each other all summer: Are the parents to blame?
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^ Indeed, after the move from their beloved Clarence House into the draughty halls of Buckingham Palace, Philip - who is almost never sick - fell ill with .
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^ At other times in the winter, when Sandringham House is shut up, they stay in a smaller house called Wood Farm.
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This collection carries on a tradition of the Royal Family since the 18th century.[60] .Prince Philip is also a Freemason, and a member of Navy Lodge No 2612, a masonic lodge meeting in London with membership restricted to officers of the Royal Navy.^ After the meeting, at the instigation of the Queen's private office, Prince Philip apparently sat down at his laptop and wrote to Diana, not once but several times.
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^ Prince Philip has two Personal Protection Officers, who rotate their duties.
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^ Prince Philip The Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair - London You pay for excellence but at least at The Dorchester Hotel London, you get what you pay for and won't be disappointed.

.In contrast to Prince Philip's usual precedence before all other British noblemen, he is considerably junior within masonic protocol to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.^ 'Then we all sort of disappeared,' says Prince Philip's youngest sister, Sophie, 'and the house in St Cloud was closed down.'
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^ In short, Prince Philip is being made to ask himself what many of the Windsors' friends have quietly been asking each other all summer: Are the parents to blame?
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^ When Churchill, then Prime Minister, urged the Queen to choose Windsor, Prince Philip was heard to cry, 'I'm just a bloody amoeba] That's all.'
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Titles, styles, honours and arms

Philip has held a number of titles throughout his life. .Originally holding the title and style of a prince of Greece and Denmark, Philip renounced these royal titles before his marriage, and was thereafter created as a British duke, amongst other noble titles.^ There were long periods when she and Prince Philip would be on tour abroad, leaving the children in the care of nannies and other relatives.
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^ Prince Philip descends for dinner before her: if he is late he makes a formal apology.
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^ His father had died, penniless, in Monte Carlo in 1944, before Prince Philip could get to see him.
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.It was not, however, until the Queen issued Letters Patent in 1957 that Philip was again titled as a prince.^ After the meeting, at the instigation of the Queen's private office, Prince Philip apparently sat down at his laptop and wrote to Diana, not once but several times.
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^ Urged on by Prince Philip, who was taking a robust attitude to the Wales's difficulties, the Queen said it was important to limit the damage being done to the monarchy.
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^ Michael Parker, who worked for Prince Philip until 1957, says: 'He doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve.
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When in conversation with the Duke of Edinburgh, the practice is to initially address him as Your Royal Highness and thereafter as Sir.

Honours and honorary military appointments

.Upon his wife's accession to the throne, the Duke of Edinburgh was appointed to honorary military positions, including Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, and Colonel-in-Chief of the British Army Cadet Force and the Australian Army Cadets.^ How much more so, perhaps, for Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich and father of the heir to the throne.
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The following year, he was made Admiral of the Fleet, Field Marshal, and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom. He has since been made Admiral, Colonel-in-Chief, Air Commodore-in-Chief, Captain-General, Honorary Colonel, Field Marshal, Marshal, Honorary Air Commodore, and Royal Honorary Colonel of at least 29 regiments throughout the Commonwealth.[61]
.Before he became consort, the Duke was appointed to the Order of the Garter on 19 November 1947. Since then, Philip has received 17 different appointments and decorations in the Commonwealth, and 48 by foreign states.^ Not one of them received an invitation to the wedding at Westminster Abbey on 14 November 1947.
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^ In due course, however, the Archbishop of Canterbury received Philip into the Church, and he selected his mother's name - Mountbatten - before becoming an Englishman.
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.The inhabitants of some small villages in Vanuatu also worship Prince Philip as a god; the islanders possess portraits of the Duke and hold feasts on his birthday.^ Throughout the years, Britain's Prince Philip has made many offensive remarks, some considered racist.

^ 'What is certain,' says Martin Palmer, a religious consultant who works closely with him, 'is that Prince Philip's God is an authoritarian one.'
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Arms

Ancestry

Philip is currently the oldest living great-great grandchild of Queen Victoria, as well as her second-oldest living descendant after Prince Carl Johan of Sweden. As such, he is in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 countries, as well as being 21st in the line of succession to the headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
Through mitochondrial DNA analysis in July 1993, British scientists, through a sample of Prince Philip's blood, were able to identify the remains of several members of Empress Alexandra of Russia's family, several decades after their 1918 massacre by the Bolsheviks. Prince Philip was then one of three living great-grandchildren in the female line of Alexandra's mother Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, the others being his sister Sophie (who died in 2001) and his niece Princess Margarita of Baden.
His patrilineal ancestry follows:
  1. Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (d. 1944)
  2. George I, King of the Hellenes (d. 1913)
  3. Christian IX, King of Denmark (d. 1906)
  4. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (d. 1831)
  5. Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (d. 1816)
  6. Karl Anton August, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (d. 1759)
  7. Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (d. 1775)
  8. Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (d. 1728)
  9. August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (d. 1675)
  10. Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (d. 1627)
  11. John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (d. 1622)
  12. Christian III, King of Denmark (d. 1559)
  13. Frederick I, King of Denmark (d. 1533)
  14. Christian I, King of Denmark (d. 1481)
  15. Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1440)
  16. Christian V, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1423)
  17. Conrad I, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1368)
  18. John X, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1316)
  19. Christian III, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1285)
  20. John IX, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1272)
  21. Christian II, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1251)
  22. Maurice I, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1211)
  23. Christian I, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1168)
  24. Elimar II, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1143)
  25. Elimar I, Count of Oldenburg (d. 1108)

Issue

Name Birth Marriage Issue Divorce
Charles, Prince of Wales 14 November 1948 29 July 1981 Diana, Princess of Wales Prince William of Wales
Prince Harry of Wales
28 August 1996
9 April 2005 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Anne, Princess Royal 15 August 1950 14 November 1973 Mark Phillips Peter Phillips
Zara Phillips
28 April 1992
12 December 1992 Tim Laurence
Prince Andrew, Duke of York 19 February 1960 23 July 1986 Sarah, Duchess of York Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York
30 May 1996
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 10 March 1964 19 June 1999 Sophie, Countess of Wessex Lady Louise Windsor
James, Viscount Severn

Fictional portrayals

Actor James Cromwell portrayed Prince Philip in the 2006 Academy Award-winning film, The Queen.
David Threlfall played him in the 2005 British TV Movie The Queen's Sister.
A fictionalised Philip (in his capacity as a World War II naval officer) is a minor character in John Birmingham's Axis of Time series of alternate history novels. Prince Philip also appears as a fictional character in Nevil Shute's 1952 novel, In the Wet.
Prince Philip is a minor character in Tom Clancy's novel Patriot Games.

Bibliography

  • Selected Speeches – 1948–55 (1957)
  • Selected Speeches – 1956–59 (1960)
  • Birds from Britannia (1962) (published in the United States as Seabirds from Southern Waters)
  • Wildlife Crisis with James Fisher (1970)
  • The Environmental Revolution: Speeches on Conservation, 1962–1977 (1978)
  • Competition Carriage Driving (1982) (published in France 1984, second edition 1984, revised edition 1994)
  • A Question of Balance (1982)
  • Men, Machines and Sacred Cows (1984)
  • A Windsor Correspondence with Michael Mann (1984)
  • Down to Earth: Collected Writings and Speeches on Man and the Natural World 1961–87 (1988) (paperback edition 1989, Japanese edition 1992)
  • Survival or Extinction: A Christian Attitude to the Environment with Michael Mann (1989)
  • Driving and Judging Dressage (1996)
  • Thirty Years On, and Off, the Box Seat (2004)
Forewords to:

Notes

  1. ^ As a titled royal, Philip holds no surname, but, when one is used, it is the surname he assumed when he became a British citizen, Mountbatten
  2. ^ He was born 10 June 1921 according to the Gregorian Calendar. However, at that time, Greece was still using the Julian Calendar; it did not convert to the Gregorian until 1 March 1923. His birth certificate shows the Julian date of 28 May 1921.[1]
  3. ^ As a descendant of the Electress Sophia of Hanover Philip could already claim to be a naturalised British subject under the terms of the Sophia Naturalization Act 1705. His naturalisation was at Lord Mountbatten's behest and merely undertaken out of an abundance of caution in the somewhat xenophobic atmosphere of the immediate postwar years.

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  4. ^ Brandreth, pp.58–59
  5. ^ "News in Brief: Prince Andrew's Departure", The Times: 12, 5 December 1922 
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  11. ^ Prince Philip quoted in Brandreth, p.72.
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Bibliography

  • Brandreth, Gyles (2004). Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage. London: Century. ISBN 0-7126-6103-4
  • Vickers, Hugo (2000). Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece. London: Hamish Hamilton. ISBN 0-241-13686-5

External links


Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Prince Philip (born 1921-06-10) is the consort of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.^ Philip (of Great Britain) - ninemsn Encarta Philip of Great Britain 1921- , consort of Elizabeth II, queen of Great Britain.
  • Philip (of Great Britain) - MSN Encarta 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC encarta.msn.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Born on 06-10-1921 .
  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pics and links offered by MenCelebs.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.mencelebs.com [Source type: News]

^ E-mail Multimedia 1 item Prince Philip (1921- ), consort of Elizabeth II , queen of Great Britain.
  • Philip (of Great Britain) - ninemsn Encarta 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Philip (of Great Britain) - MSN Encarta 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC encarta.msn.co.uk [Source type: General]

Contents

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The Environmental Revolution: Speeches on Conservation, 1962-77 (1978)

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  • For conservation to be successful it is necessary to take into consideration that it is a characteristic of man that he can only be relied upon to do anything consistently which is in his own interest.^ Philip was a baby of only eighteen months, fifth in line of succession to the Greek throne, when his family had to flee into exile.
    • Royal Genealogies Part 3 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC ftp.cac.psu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His own choice of name was actually Philip Oldcastle, but he was finally prevailed upon to take the Mountbatten surname of his mother's family.
    • Royal Genealogies Part 3 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC ftp.cac.psu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He may have occasional fits of conscience and moral rectitude but otherwise his actions are governed by self-interest. It follows then that whatever the moral reasons for conservation it will only be achieved by the inducement of profit or pleasure. .
    • World Wildlife Fund: British National Appeal Banquet, London (1962)
  • Why then be concerned about the conservation of wildlife when for all practical purposes we would be much better off if humans and their domestic animals and pets were the only living creatures on the face of the earth?^ Ex-BNP man fined over 'names' blog A judge has attacked an ex-member of the British National Party for living off the state as he fined him £200 for releasing membership details online.
    • Ananova - News - Prince Philip 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.ananova.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Prince Philip is the patron of about 800 organizations and was the first president of the World Wildlife Fund.
    • UK's Prince Philip admitted to hospital - CNN.com 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Even Prince Philip of Britain, a member of the Bilderberg Group, is in favor of depopulation: "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels" (Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund, quoted in "Are You Ready for Our New Age Future?"
    • Kissinger, Eugenics And Depopulation 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.redicecreations.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There is no obvious and demolishing answer to this rather doubtful logic although in practice the destruction of all wild animals would certainly bring devastating changes to our existence on this planet as we know it today...The trouble is that everything in nature is completely interdependent.^ Please note we operate a strict no smoking policy in all rooms Owing to the architectural nature of this Victorian building, we regret that there is no lift access to rooms but our staff are trained and primed to help you with your luggage.

    ^ 'Before we go,' he says, 'I would like to invite him to the village, and there can be no better time than his birthday.
    • Is Prince Philip a god? | Mail Online 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.mailonsunday.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Although there is no dancing, you can choose from a decent selection on the jukebox, which is packed with standards and standards-to-be.
    • Travel Guide - Duke of Edinburgh - Southwest Airlines 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

    .Tinker with one part of it and the repercussions ripple out in all directions...Wildlife - and that includes everything from microbes to blue whales and from a fungus to a redwood tree - has been so much part of life on the earth that we are inclined to take its continued existence for granted...Yet the wildlife of the world is disappearing, not because of a malicious and deliberate policy of slaughter and extermination, but simply because of a general and widespread ignorance and neglect.^ At the same time, there is a growing awareness of the value and beauty of our natural environment, of our relationship to all life on earth, of human qualities, and of the wonderful creations of previous generations of mankind.
    • Vice-Chancellor's Office: Speech to mark the 30th Anniversary of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Chancellorship 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.admin.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The ``greenhouse effect'' alone could well have devastating consequences for all life on earth.

    ^ There's now a continuing program in which WWF—(what you call the World Wildlife Fund and we call the World Wide Fund for Nature, of which Prince Philip was the international president).
    • Prince Philip's 'cat's-paw' Al Gore, Jr. would usher in a New Dark Age 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.larouchepub.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • World Wildlife Fund Dinner, York, (1969)
  • The sheer weight of numbers of the human population, our habitations, our machinery and our ruthless exploitation of the living and organic resources of the earth; together these are changing our whole environment.^ At the same time, there is a growing awareness of the value and beauty of our natural environment, of our relationship to all life on earth, of human qualities, and of the wonderful creations of previous generations of mankind.
    • Vice-Chancellor's Office: Speech to mark the 30th Anniversary of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Chancellorship 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.admin.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Even Prince Philip of Britain, a member of the Bilderberg Group, is in favor of depopulation: "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels" (Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund, quoted in "Are You Ready for Our New Age Future?"
    • Kissinger, Eugenics And Depopulation 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.redicecreations.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Patron or president of some 800 organizations, Prince Philip served as the first president of the World Wildlife Fund .
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh | Royal Biographies 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: News]

    This is what we call progress and much of this development is naturally to the direct and welcome benefit of mankind. .However, we cannot at the same time ignore the awkward consequences and the most direct and menacing, but not the only consequence of this change, is pollution....Pollution is a direct outcome of man's ruthless exploitation of the earth's resources.^ Latest Videos Most Viewed Man marries four women at the same time Bombing the Moon: Stellar breakthrough or cosmic ...
    • Prince Philip 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC itn.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Experience shows that the growth of successful organic populations is eventually balanced by the destruction of its own habitat. .The vast man-made deserts show that the human population started this process long ago.^ The human population must be properly fed, human life must be preserved and human existence must be made safer and more comfortable.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A: Human population growth is probably the single most serious long-term threat to survival.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The simple fact is that the human population of the world is consuming natural renewable resources faster than it can regenerate, and the process of exploitation is causing even further damage.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    There are two important differences today. In the first place the process has gone from a walking pace to a breakneck gallop. Secondly we know exactly what is happening. .If not exactly in all cases, we know enough to appreciate what is happening and the need to take care...Pollution is no longer a matter of local incidents, today it has the whole biosphere in its grip.^ All you could ever want or need to know on this subject.

    ^ You will take part in an Expedition over a period of 2 days with an overnight camp, carrying all of your needs on your back, as part of a team.

    ^ You see, she's much better at knowing when it's right to say no, than at taking the initiative and saying yes.
    • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .The processes which devastated the Welsh valleys a hundred years ago are now at work, over, on and under the earth and the oceans.^ It took about three and a half billion years for life on earth to reach the state of complexity and diversity that our ancestors knew as recently as 200 years ago.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One hundred fifty years ago it stood at about 1,000 million or in common parlance today, 1 billion.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Even if we bury all this waste underground there still remains the risk that toxic materials through chemical reactions will be washed out and into underground water courses.^ Our famous cheeseboards are available all day through to the evening.

    ^ "All I can say is I'm glad I don't have to do an expedition out there."

    .If ever there was an area of research more closely related to human welfare it is the problem of the safe disposal of waste and effluents...The fact is that we have got to make a choice between human prosperity on the one hand and the total well-being of the planet Earth on the other.^ You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

    ^ LaRouche there reviewed the underlying issue: That he aggressively represents the interests of the human species, thinking people, whereas Prince Philip represents that oligarchical species that sees itself, as well as everyone else, as being just a different kind of beast.
    • Prince Philip's WWF Leads Offensive Against Brazil 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.cephasministry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you’re looking for value in your home or office, there’s one simple, smart choice you can make.
    • Prince Philip misses engagement due to back injury - Telegraph 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .Even then it is hardly a choice because if we only look for human prosperity we shall certainly destroy by pollution the earth and the human population which has existed on it for millions of years...If the world pollution situation is not critical at the moment it is as certain as anything can be that the situation will become increasingly intolerable within a very short time.^ If the world pollution situation is not critical at the moment, it is as certain as anything can be that the situation will become increasingly intolerable within a very short time.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Well, take a look at the figures for the human population of this world.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With a present world average rate of growth of 1.8%, the total population by the year 2000 will have increased to an estimated 6 billion and in that and in subsequent years 100 million people will be added to the world population each year.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The situation can be controlled and even reversed but it demands co-operation on a scale and intensity beyond anything achieved so far...I realise that there are any number of vital causes to be fought for, I sympathise with people who work up a passionate concern about the all too many examples of inhumanity, injustice, and unfairness, but behind all this hangs a really deadly cloud.^ I realize that there are vital causes to be fought for, and I sympathize with people who work up a passionate concern about the all too many examples of inhumanity, injustice, and unfairness; but behind all this hangs a deadly cloud.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The situation can be controlled, and even reversed; but it demands cooperation on a scale and intensity beyond anything achieved so far.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Unfortunately there are many people who object to that sort of thing.

    .Still largely unnoticed and unrecognised, the process of destroying our natural environment is gathering speed and momentum.^ Still largely unnoticed and unrecognized, the process of destroying our natural environment is gathering speed and momentum.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The explosion of facts has effectively altered mankind's physical and intellectual environment and when any environment changes, the process of natural selection is brutal and merciless.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If we fail to cope with this challenge, all the other problems will pale into insignificance.^ If we fail to cope with the challenge, the other problems will pale into insignificance.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Edinburgh University Union (1969)
  • If we are to exercise our responsibilities so that all life can continue on earth, they must have a moral and philosophical basis.^ At the same time, there is a growing awareness of the value and beauty of our natural environment, of our relationship to all life on earth, of human qualities, and of the wonderful creations of previous generations of mankind.
    • Vice-Chancellor's Office: Speech to mark the 30th Anniversary of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Chancellorship 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.admin.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The ``greenhouse effect'' alone could well have devastating consequences for all life on earth.

    ^ It took about three and a half billion years for life on earth to reach the state of complexity and diversity that our ancestors knew as recently as 200 years ago.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Simple self-interest, economic profit and absolute materialism are no longer enough... .It has been made perfectly clear that a concern for any part of life on this planet - human, plant or animal, wild or tame - is a concern for all life.^ It has been estimated that by the year 2000, some 300,000 species of plants and animals will have become extinct, and that the natural economy, upon which all life depends, will have been seriously disrupted.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The human population must be properly fed, human life must be preserved and human existence must be made safer and more comfortable.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The great difficulty about ``life'' is that we humans are part of it, and it is therefore almost impossible to study objectively....
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .A threat to any part of the environment is a threat to the whole environment, but we must have a basis of assessment of these threats, not so that we can establish a priority of fears, but so that we can make a positive contribution to improvement and ultimate survival.
  • It is frequently more rewarding merely to ask pertinent questions.^ Roots & Shoots The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment.
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Ontario Division 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.dukeofed.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Frequently Asked Questions The Unofficial Romanov Pages .
    • Frequently Asked Questions 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.etoile.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It may get someone to go and look for an answer. .If you get a silly answer, which can easily happen, you can return to the charge with even more telling effect.^ If you are already a member of the Air League, your Officer Commanding can tell you more, and put you in touch with an Air League coordinator.

    ^ You'll find the answer to that question and more in the profile above.
    • Prince Philip - Internet Accuracy Project 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.accuracyproject.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Burrell has refused to return to Britain from Florida to answer more questions at the inquest.
    • FOXNews.com - Prince Philip Not to Be Called as Witness in Diana Inquest - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: News]

    Whatever happens, don't give up and don't despair. Results may not be immediately apparent, but you may have touched a receptive chord without knowing it. .Even the most unsympathetic and unenlightened politician, industrialist or bureaucrat begins to take notice when a lot of people write about the same subject.
  • It is an old cliche to say that the future is in the hands of the young.^ These people are not stupid & their belief system/culture holds their community together in ways that most in the west can only dream about.
    • Is Prince Philip a god? | Mail Online 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.mailonsunday.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ What is more, says one old courtier who spent a lot of time with her during the Fifties and Sixties, 'She was quite definitely in love with Philip.
    • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ 'It was at that time,' says one old friend of his, 'that you began hearing people say he seemed to have no emotional middle.'
    • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    This is no longer true. .The quality of life to be enjoyed or the existence to be survived by our children and future generations is in our hands now.^ At the same time, there is a growing awareness of the value and beauty of our natural environment, of our relationship to all life on earth, of human qualities, and of the wonderful creations of previous generations of mankind.
    • Vice-Chancellor's Office: Speech to mark the 30th Anniversary of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Chancellorship 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.admin.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The intention was to complement the regular school academic curriculum to help our youth to develop life skills, which would help them to have a successful and rewarding future.
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Ontario Division 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.dukeofed.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • The World Wildlife Fund Congress, London, (1970)
  • A new criterion has been added, the conservation of the environment so that in the long run life, including human life, can continue.^ Patron or president of some 800 organizations, Prince Philip served as the first president of the World Wildlife Fund .
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh | Royal Biographies 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: News]

    ^ However, his role as President of the World Wildlife Fund was tinged with controversy, owing to his penchant for shooting wildlife.
    • channel4.com - Real Lives - Prince Philip 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.channel4.com [Source type: General]
    • channel4.com - Real Lives - Prince Philip - text only 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.channel4.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This process began with a conference in Assisi, Italy, in 1986, sponsored by Prince Philip, who was then the international president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (World Wildlife Fund).
    • Prince Philip's 'cat's-paw' Al Gore, Jr. would usher in a New Dark Age 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.larouchepub.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This new consideration must be taken into account at all levels and in all departments of government and in the boardrooms of every industrial enterprise.^ All this has been made possible by the industrial revolution and the scientific explosion and it is spread around the world by the new economic religion of development.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When visiting Queensland, he was taken to Jondaryan to open the new extension to the railway line, which was one of the greatest achievements of the government of the time.
    • Ahoy - Mac's Web Log - Duke of Edinburgh in command of HMS Galatea, visits Australia for the first Royal Tour, in 1867 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC ahoy.tk-jk.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It is no longer sufficient simply to quantify the elements of existence as in old-fashioned material economics; conservation means taking notice of the quality of existence as well...The problem is of course to give some value to that quality and perhaps the only way to do this is to try and work out the cost in terms of loss of amenities, loss of holiday and recreation facilities, loss of property values, loss of contact with nature, loss of health standards and loss of food resources, if proper conservation methods are not used.^ Proper training and preparation, self sufficiency, self-reliance and the exploration of new surroundings are the key elements.
    • 6-Rivers Wilderness Adventures: Duke Of Edinburgh Award Program 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.6rivers.on.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ The web site is no longer updated and links to external web sites and some internal pages will not work.
    • Welcoming Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What we really need in England of course is a good old-fashioned republic...
    • Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's Husband, In The Hospital 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

    .Looked at in that light it may well turn out that money spent on proper pollution control, urban and rural planning and the control of exploitation of wild stocks of plants or animals on land and in the sea, is the less expensive alternative in the long run...The conservation of nature, the proper care for the human environment and a general concern for the long-term future of the whole of our planet are absolutely vital if future generations are to have a chance to enjoy their existence on this earth.^ Well, look no further as her is a run down of the likes and dislikes of the charming prince.

    ^ He uses his position to speak out on issues of national concern, although by long tradition the royal family does not become involved with politics.
    • Prince Charles - MSN Encarta 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC ca.encarta.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ At the same time, there is a growing awareness of the value and beauty of our natural environment, of our relationship to all life on earth, of human qualities, and of the wonderful creations of previous generations of mankind.
    • Vice-Chancellor's Office: Speech to mark the 30th Anniversary of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Chancellorship 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.admin.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • The Australian Conservation Foundation, Canberra (April 1970)

Other

  • The man who invented the red carpet needed his head examined.
    • About to disembark on state visit to Brazil, November 1968. (quoted in Andrew Duncan, The Reality of Monarchy)
  • You have mosquitoes. I have the Press.
    • In a conversation with the matron of a hospital while on a tour of the Caribbean, 1966. (quoted in Andrew Duncan, The Reality of Monarchy)
  • It seems to me that it's the best way of wasting money that I know of. I don't think investments on the moon pay a very high dividend. .
    • On the U.S. Apollo program, press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 1968. (quoted in Andrew Duncan, The Reality of Monarchy)
  • How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?^ In a brief conversation with a driving instructor, he asked, "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the (road) test?"
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?"
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Asked a Scottish driving instructor, "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough for them to pass the driving test?"
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed.^ Upon meeting a group of British students, he said, "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed."
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When visiting China in 1986, he told a group of British students, "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed".
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Here's what you need to ask and how to do it.
    • A prince among men - Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh | National Review | Find Articles at BNET 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

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  • You are a woman, aren't you?^ The Duke of Edinburgh speaking to British students in China in 1986.
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ To Susan Edwards, a blind woman with a guide dog in Exeter in 2002: "Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?"
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Upon meeting a group of British students, he said, "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed."
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.^ Another one of the Prince's most famous Asian slurs: "If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an airplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After accepting a gift from a Kenyan native he replied, "You are a woman, aren't you?"
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(1986)
  • British women can't cook.^ That is when he declared 'British women can't cook.'
    • A prince among men - Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh | National Review | Find Articles at BNET 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "British women can't cook."
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ BBC Apr 18, 09 9:19 AM CDT (Newser) - Prince Philip today became the longest-serving royal consort in British history, the BBC reports.
    • Prince Philip – News Stories About Prince Philip - Page 1 | Newser 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: News]

    .(1966)
  • You managed not to get eaten then?^ To a British student in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten then?"
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "You managed not to get eaten, then?"
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
  • People usually say that after a fire it is water damage that is the worst.^ To a British student in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten then?"
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Upon meeting a group of British students, he said, "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed."
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ BBC Apr 18, 09 9:19 AM CDT (Newser) - Prince Philip today became the longest-serving royal consort in British history, the BBC reports.
    • Prince Philip – News Stories About Prince Philip - Page 1 | Newser 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: News]

    We are still trying to dry out Windsor Castle.
    • Said on a visit to Lockerbie in 1993 to a man who lived in a road where eleven people had been killed by wreckage from the Pan Am jumbo jet. ."Prince Philip's gaffes", BBC, August 10, 1999.
  • Deaf?^ Prince Philip was 10.
    • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Radisson SAS Strand Hotel 79 Reviews Last reviewed 20 Aug 2009 10 km S of Quality Hotel Prince Philip 45.
    • Quality Hotel Prince Philip Reviews and Photos, Stockholm, Sweden - TripAdvisor 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.tripadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark) (born 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.^ No wonder you are deaf standing so close to that racket."
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf."
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Do you still throw spears at each other?^ On a visit to the new Welsh Assembly in Cardiff, he told a group of deaf children standing next to a Jamaican steel drum band, "Deaf?
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ These include: "Still throwing spears?"
    • Prince Philip exposes Google's black hole | World News | News.com.au 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.news.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ In the Islands He once told a group of deaf children standing near a Jamaican steel drum musician, "Deaf?
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

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  • You can't have been here that long — you haven't got a pot belly.^ Philip said after a long pause: "I will pass on that, if you don't mind."
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ You can tell which is Prince Philip's place.
    • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ You haven't got a pot belly."
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
  • Aren't most of you descended from pirates?^ Said to a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, "You can't have been here that long – you haven't got a pot belly."
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In 1993 he told a Briton he met in Budapest that 'you can't have been here long -- you haven't got a belly.'
    • A prince among men - Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh | National Review | Find Articles at BNET 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "It seemed to me that most religions attributed the world to some special creation and I said, 'Well look, if you believe God created the world you ought to take an interest in its well-being."'
    • Too many people, says Prince Philip - World - theage.com.au 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

  • Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed. (In 1981, in reference to the economic recession.) .
  • Ah good, there's so many over there you feel they breed them just to put in orphanages.^ There is a very good reason why Princess Anne, who is prickly, downright and workaholic just like her father, is Philip's favourite child.
    • Prince Philip 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.britannia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Prince Philip was put in charge of entertaining both Elizabeth and her sister Margaret when they paid a visit to the college.
    • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Brushing an imaginary speck from his suit, he adds: 'It so happens that it is perfectly legal to put anything in a newspaper in quotation marks, and there is nothing you can do about it.
    • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .
    • Said while presenting a Duke of Edinburgh Award to a student.^ "The Duke of Edinburgh has authorised us to confirm that the claim made by the Evening Standard that he has received a 'diagnosis of prostate cancer' is untrue," the statement said.
      • Prince Philip in prostate health scare - Telegraph 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

      ^ The aim of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is to encourage personal growth, active citizenship and social responsibility.
      • Brunswick Secondary College - Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.brunswick.vic.edu.au [Source type: General]

      ^ A private dinner he graced in Sheffield last October brought in four new donors from the North of England for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
      • A strange life: Profile of Prince Philip - Arts & Entertainment - The Independent 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

      When informed that the young man was going to help out in Romania for six months, he asked if the student was going to help the Romanian orphans and was told that he was not; "Duke under fire for Romanian orphans 'joke'", Scotsman, July 8, 2006.
  • In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.^ In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In August 1988, in an interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Prince Phi lip stated: ``In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.''
    • Tinny Blair Blares For Prince Philip's Global Eco-Fascism 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.redicecreations.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Prince Philip, who has upon more than one occasion stated that he wished to be "reincarnated as a deadly virus" in order to solve the problem of "human overpopulation," injected his "deadly virus" of eco-fascism into the mainstream of U.S. religions, creating a U.S.-based offshoot of ARC. .
    • Prince Philip's 'cat's-paw' Al Gore, Jr. would usher in a New Dark Age 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.larouchepub.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Foreword to Fleur Cowles, If I Were an Animal (William Morrow, publisher, 1987, ISBN 9780688061500)
  • Do you know they're now producing eating dogs for the anorexics?^ To Susan Edwards, a blind woman with a guide dog in Exeter in 2002: "Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?"
    • The Duke of Edinburgh's Encyclopaedia of Witty Remarks | The Internet Forum 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC theinternetforum.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ On the Royal Navy ship HMS Boxer, when given a tour of the ship, which was quite extended, was quoted to have said, "Not another f* chamber" On a visit to Exeter Cathedral, he asked a blind woman with a guide dog, "Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?"
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You've got to get people to understand the need for it: the more important people, the ones who have responsibilities have got to do it because they're at the receiving end.
    • Prince Philip - His Royal Virus 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.propagandamatrix.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com 12 October 2009 13:34 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • [That fuse box] "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian."
    • Whilst on a tour of a factory in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1999 Prince Philip pointed out a fuse box that looked quite old. ."Long line of princely gaffes", BBC, March 1, 2002.
  • How can you tell the difference between them?^ In a brief conversation with a driving instructor, he asked, "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the (road) test?"
    • Prince Philip, Royal Racist? - Associated Content 18 September 2009 14:53 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Asked a Scottish driving instructor, "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough for them to pass the driving test?"
    • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 September 2009 8:58 UTC www.mlahanas.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • "There's a lot of your family in tonight"
    • Said in November 2009 to a Mr Patel (common Indian Surname) at a reception for 400 British Indian businessmen at Buckingham Palace

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Simple English

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, KG, KT, OM), GBE), AC, QSO), PC[1] (born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was originally a royal prince of Greece and Denmark.

After his naturalisation, he became known as Philip Mountbatten.

On 19 November 1947, was made a Knight of the Garter[2] and given the style of "Royal Highness"[3] and on 20 November 1947, he married Princess Elizabeth, the heiress presumptive to King George VI he became the Duke of Edinburgh[3]. He was not made a Prince of the United Kingdom until 1957.

The Queen and Prince Philip have four children and eight grandchildren (in 2008).

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