Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realm passed away on April 9th 2021 at the age of 99, two months before his 100th birthday. Queen Elizabeth II announced the demise of her beloved husband Prince Philip. The cause of death was not revealed by the royal family. He was the longest serving royal consort in British history. He was also a former navy commander and had done so many charity works, along with his royal duties. He retired from his royal duties in August 2017.
Why is Prince Philip not considered as King?
The Prince Philip wedded Queen Elizabeth II five years before she became Queen; yet, when she was crowned, he wasn’t given the title of a King. That was on the grounds that Prince Philip, who was a previous Prince of Denmark and Greece and was never in line with the British seat.
Who is Prince Philip?
Prince Philip was born in Corfu, Greece on June 10, 1921 to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. By the end of Greco-Turkish war, his family was banished from Greece. He along with his parents left to France, where they settled at Paris at his aunt’s house, Princess George of Greece and Denmark. He joined the British Royal Navy in 1939, at the age of 18 and served in the British navy until 1952. He met then Princess Elizabeth in the year 1939, when she and her father then King George VI toured the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Since then both fell in love and exchanged letters.
Marriage and Family:
After the word war II, both Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth were granted permission to get married. He became a naturalised British citizen in the year 1947 and married Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947. He was granted the title His Royal Highness and made Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by the King. After the demise of King George VI, Princess Elizabeth became the Queen. He left his military career and became the consort of the Queen. He supported the Queen in her sovereign duties.
Prince Philip had four kids with Queen Elizabeth: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Personality and Image:
Prince Philip was a games devotee and he helped to develop the equestrian event of carriage driving. He was a supporter, president or a member for more than 780 organizations, and he was the administrator of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a personal growth program for youngsters aged between 14 and 24. He was the longest-serving consort of a prevailing British ruler and the longest-lived male individual from the British imperial family.
Funeral and final resting place:
Prince Philip’s funeral is scheduled to take place on April 17, 2021, as per the Covid-19 regulations with limited attendance. He will be laid to rest at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.