Siblings of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh: Wiki, Major Works, Net worth, Personal life

January 12, 2018Siblings of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh: Wiki, Major Works, Net worth, Personal life

Who is Prince Philip?

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, husband of Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 10 June 1921. He is a supporter, president or member of over 780 organizations and aids as chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award arrangement for persons aged 14 to 24. He is the longest-serving companion of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male associate of the British Royal family. As of January 2018, Prince Philip has an estimated net worth of $ 30 million.

Siblings of Prince Philip

  1. Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (June 22, 1911-November 16, 1937)
  2. Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (April 18, 1905-April 24, 1981)
  3. Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (June 26, 1914-November 3, 2001)
  4. Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (May 30, 1906 -October 16, 1969)

Prince Philip Early life

He was born to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife Princess Alice of Battenberg. He first got acknowledged to an American school in Paris but soon he was sent to the UK to attend Cheam School in 1928.

Prince Philip Career

He attended World War II in the British forces where he was specially made as a midshipman in early 1940. In 1942, he was sponsored to the rank of lieutenant and moreover, he also became the first lieutenant of HMS Wallace in the Royal Navy.

On November 19, 1947, he was chosen to the highest order of Chivalry, “Order of the Garter”. He thereby acknowledged 17 different appointments and decorations in the Commonwealth and 48 by foreign states. Shortly he was also made the chairman of the Coronation Commission.

Prince Philip Major Works

Philip is great when it comes to work, as he served as UK president of the World Wildlife Fund tailed by International president-ship from 1981 concentrating on wildlife and environmental matters. Though he might be old, he is the patron of the Work Foundation. Moreover, he was also president of the International Equestrian Federation from 1964 to 1986. He also attended as the chancellor of the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Salford, and Wales respectively.

Prince Philip Awards and Achievements

In 1953, he was chosen as “Member first class of the order of the Brilliant Star” of Zanzibar. Similarly, in 1972, he was made an honorary fellow of the ‘Darjah Utama Temasek’ of Singapore. On his 90th birthday, the Queen Elizabeth II appointed him “Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy”. This is the highest rank in the association anyone other than the sovereign can have. On April 26, 2013, he was selected as the “Extraordinary companion of the order of Canada” and “Commander of the order of military merit” respectively.

Prince Philip Personal life

In 1939, he met Elizabeth when she visited Royal Naval College, Dartmouth with her parents. They fell in love with each other and after her exit from there remained in touch with each other over a conversation on letters.

In 1946, he asked the King for his daughter’s hand in a wedding to which he approved, and they lastly got wedded on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. He has four children named as “Charles, Prince of Wales”, “Prince Andrew, Duke of York”, “Anne, Princess Royal”, and “Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex” respectively.

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