Who Was Prince Philip Really? Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About His Life
Following the recent loss of Prince Philip, we take a look back over an extraordinary life. His death was confirmed on April 9, 2021, just months from what would have been his 100th birthday (June 10). While he was, of course, best known for his role as consort to Queen Elizabeth 11 and his title, the Duke of Edinburgh, he did have several royal connections before marrying Elizabeth in 1947.
He was the son of Prince Alice of Battenberg, a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and her husband, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Philip was also nephew to King Constantine of Greece, which made him sixth in line to the Greek throne at birth. He was also related to Kings of Prussia and the Russian Romanov dynasty. (Prince Philip was one of three people who donated blood for DNA identification, when the bones of what were thought to be Czar Nicholas II, were discovered.) Read on to discover 25 fascinating facts about Prince Philip.