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10 JUN 2020

99th BIRTHDAY OF PRINCE PHILIP, 1st DUKE OF EDINBURGH
New official photographic portrait released

Today sees the 99th birthday of Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (b.1921), Mountbatten’s nephew and husband of Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ).

 

Prince Philip was born on 10th June 1921 on the kitchen table at Villa 'Mon Repos', Corfu, Greece, the only son and fifth child of Prince Andrew of Greece & Denmark (1882-1944) and Princess Andrew of Greece & Denmark, formerly Princess Alice of Battenberg, subsequently Mother Superior Alice-Elizabeth of the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary (1885-1969).

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The official photographic on the 99th birthday of

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

He is shown with his wife - Queen Elizabeth II in the Quadrangle

at Windsor Castle, Berkshire

As someone who never likes to talk about himself, and dislikes 'fuss', the day has passed with little public celebration.  The Duke is the oldest and longest-lived descendant of both Queen Victoria (1819(1837-1901) – the "Grandmother of Europe", and King Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906) – the "Father-in-Law of Europe" and is the longest-serving Consort of any British Sovereign and the oldest ever male member of the British Royal Family.  

 

Prince Philip has been 'shielding' in lockdown with The Queen (who herself is 94yrs old) at Windsor Castle, during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic for their safety.

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One of the first photographs of

Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh.

Here he is held by his mother -

Princess Andrew of Greece & Denmark
(Princess Alice of Battenberg)

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a rare photograph of Prince Philip with his parents - 

Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh.

Here he is held by his mother -

Princess Andrew of Greece & Denmark
(Princess Alice of Battenberg)

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