His marriage to Elizabeth
In July 1939, he began correspondence with Princess Elizabeth, who was 13 years old, whom he had met for the first time in 1934, during the Second World War, and served with distinction in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleet.
After the war, King George VI allowed Philip to marry Elizabeth, and before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he gave up his Greek and Danish surnames and names and became a naturalized British citizen, and took the maternal ancestral surname of Mountbatten.
Philip and Elizabeth have four children: Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne the Royal Princess, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York; And Prince Edward Earl and Six.
The largest royal perennial
Prince Philip spent the longest time as the husband of a British reigning monarch and the oldest male of the British royal family ever.
Prince Philip remained the Queen’s consort for more than six decades, having accompanied her on her official duties and made appearances around the world.
Prince Philip participated in the work of many organizations, especially all of them for the benefit of the environment, athletics and education. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh received many awards in the mid-1950s. He liked to play polo until 1971, and also participated in transport and boat racing, as he enjoys Also by flying airplanes, oil painting and art collecting.
Philip retired from his royal duties on August 2, 2017, at the age of 96, after having completed 22,219 Singles Pact since 1952, and died on Friday April 9, 2021, at the age of 100.
Surviving an accident
It is noteworthy that Prince Philip had a car accident in January 2019, after his “Land Rover” vehicle collided with another car upon leaving Sandringham, which led to his car being overturned. He survived the accident but then gave up his driver’s license.
He also entered King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 16th to treat an infection, and then moved to a new hospital in London, “St. Bartholomew Hospital”, where he underwent examinations and was placed under observation due to a pre-existing heart disease.
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