Prince Phillip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on April 9, 2021, a year before his 100th birthday.
Prince Phillip is known around the world as a husband who appeared in front of, behind, right and left of his wife for 70 years.
Prince Phillip married the Queen in 1947 when she was not yet Queen.
At the time, Prince Phillip was serving in the British Royal Navy and impressed by her bravery, truthfulness, and beauty, the Queen’s parents gave her their daughter’s hand.
What most people in the world do not know is that Prince Philip, the most prominent heir to the British royal family, was not actually a British by birth.
According to his autobiographical article published in the British broadcaster Sky News, Prince Phillip was born in the Greek royal city of Curfew Island, in the European country, shortly after the end of World War I in 1920.
This was a time when war was raging all over Europe and European countries were busy making agreements to support each other in the event of an attack by their enemies.
Prior to his marriage to the Queen, Prince Phillip was named Prince of Greece and Denmark.
When Prince Philip was one and a half years old, the then Greek monarchy was overthrown and the royal family escaped with great difficulty to France.
The young Prince Philip was sent to Paris for elementary education, and at an early age, before World War II began, he moved from Britain to France and joined the Royal Navy.
Interestingly, Prince Philip’s grandfather, who was born into a Greek royal family, was a member of the royal family of the European country of Denmark.
Not only that, but Prince Philip also had close ties with the royal families of other European countries, as the royal families of many European countries were married and related to each other until two centuries ago.
According to an article in Hello Magazine, when Prince Phillips was a young man serving in the Royal Navy, he first saw his wife, Elizabeth, who was 13 years old.
After his marriage to the Queen of England, he was named Duke of Edinburgh.
The two fell in love after seeing each other. At the time, Prince Phillip, being in the Navy, had to travel outside of England for services, and during World War II, he travelled to various countries from the British Alliance to perform combat services as well.
According to an article in The Guardian about the life of Prince Phillip, his wife became the queen five years after his marriage, after which Prince Philip’s life changed.
In a way, Prince Phillip became the son-in-law of the British royal family and then within a century he became the head of the royal palace and now only his sons and grandsons will carry on the royal family.
A year after their marriage, they had their first son, Prince Charles, who is now 72 years old and has not yet become king.
As the Queen’s husband, Prince Phillip was highly regarded in the royal family and was one of the honorary heads of 800 charities until the last days of his life.
Prince Phillip and the Queen of Britain had four children, the eldest Prince Charles, the second daughter Princess Anne, the third son Prince Andrew and the youngest Prince Edward, 57.
Prince Phillip and the Queen became the father of a child before their first wedding anniversary, and they had a second child in 1950.
Prince Philip’s marriage to the Queen lasted until his death, but surprisingly the first marriages of three of his four children failed, but his youngest son, Prince Edward, still has one marriage.
Prince Phillip’s eldest son, Prince Charles, had his first marriage to Lady Diana, which ended in divorce, while his second son, Prince Andrew’s, and his daughter Princess Anne’s first marriage ended in divorce.
Although Prince Phillip did not become king himself, his 72-year-old son is now the crown prince and will be able to ascend the throne after the death of his 94-year-old mother, the Queen.
Prior to the death of Prince Philip, the Queen’s mother died at the age of 101 in the royal family in 2002, while the Queen’s sister died just a few weeks later that year.
The Queen’s sister and mother were preceded in death after Princess Diana, who was separated from the royal family in 1997 after being killed in a traffic accident.
Although Prince Phillip was apparently healthy, after the age of 95, he was diagnosed with some health complications and was admitted to the hospital from time to time.
Prince Phillip was treated at two different hospitals in London for about a month in February this year due to a health problem.
Prince Phillip died on April 9 at the age of 99, two weeks after being discharged from hospitals in mid-March, apparently due to various medical reasons.