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British prince

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Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander, and was formally made a British prince in 1957.
It is also held by the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Duke of Edinburgh

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Just before the wedding, he was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich.
The current holder is Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

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He is a patron, president, or member of over 780 organisations, and serves as chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award for people aged 14 to 24.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (commonly abbreviated DofE), is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, that has since expanded to 144 nations.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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Philip and Elizabeth have four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (Edward Antony Richard Louis; born 10 March 1964) is the youngest of four children and the third son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Alice of Battenberg

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Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, the only son and fifth and final child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg.
Princess Alice of Battenberg (Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie; 25 February 1885 – 5 December 1969) was the mother of Prince Philip and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mountbatten-Windsor

Mountbatten-Windsor line
Through a British Order in Council issued in 1960, descendants of the couple not bearing royal styles and titles can use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, which has also been used by some members of the royal family who do hold titles, such as Princess Anne, and Princes Andrew and Edward.
Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname used by some of the male-line descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

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Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, the only son and fifth and final child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg.
He was a grandson of Christian IX of Denmark and father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark

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Philip's four elder sisters were Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie. In 1937, his sister Cecilie, her husband Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, her two young sons, Ludwig and Alexander, her newborn infant, and her mother-in-law, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then 16 years old, attended the funeral in Darmstadt.
Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (22 June 1911 – 16 November 1937) was the wife of Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and third-eldest sister to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark

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Philip's four elder sisters were Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie.
The Duke of Edinburgh is her younger brother.

British royal family

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He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest ever male member of the British royal family.
Senior titled members of the royal family do not usually use a surname, although since 1960 Mountbatten-Windsor, incorporating Prince Philip's adopted surname of Mountbatten, has been prescribed as a surname for Elizabeth II's direct descendants who do not have royal styles and titles, and it has sometimes been used when required for those who do have such titles.

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

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Philip's four elder sisters were Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie.
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Πριγκίπισσα Θεοδώρα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας; 30 May 1906 – 16 October 1969) was the second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, and the second eldest sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Louis of Battenberg

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Shortly after Philip's birth, his maternal grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenberg, then known as Louis Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven, died in London.
He is the maternal grandfather of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark

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Philip's four elder sisters were Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie.
She was the first great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, and the eldest sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Mountbatten family

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Before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles, became a naturalised British subject, and adopted his maternal grandparents' surname Mountbatten.
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II, adopted the surname of Mountbatten from his mother's family in 1947, although he is a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg by patrilineal descent.

George II of Greece

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At the behest of the Greek king, George II, he returned to Britain in September to resume training for the Royal Navy.
He was a paternal first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Gordonstoun

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With the rise of Nazism in Germany, Salem's Jewish founder, Kurt Hahn, fled persecution and founded Gordonstoun School in Scotland, to which Philip moved after two terms at Salem.
Three generations of British royalty were educated at Gordonstoun, including the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.

Osla Benning

Philip, who in his youth was known for his charm, was linked to a number of women, including Osla Benning.
Margaret Osla Henniker-Major, Lady Henniker-Major (née Benning) (23 August 1921 – 29 October 1974) was a Canadian debutante, who worked at Bletchley Park, was Prince Philip's first girlfriend, and later married John Henniker-Major, 8th Baron Henniker.

Prince Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine

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In 1937, his sister Cecilie, her husband Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, her two young sons, Ludwig and Alexander, her newborn infant, and her mother-in-law, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then 16 years old, attended the funeral in Darmstadt.
Prince Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine (Ludwig Ernst Andreas Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen), (25 October 1931 – 16 November 1937), was the eldest son of Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, an older sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Christoph of Hesse

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During the Second World War, he continued to serve in the British forces, while two of his brothers-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse and Berthold, Margrave of Baden, fought on the opposing German side.
His brother-in-law, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, fought on the British side and married the future Queen Elizabeth II after the war.

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

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During the visit, the Queen and Louis Mountbatten asked Philip to escort the King's two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, who were Philip's [[Royal descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX#Monarchs descended from Queen Victoria|third cousins]] through Queen Victoria, and [[Royal descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX#Monarchs descended from King Christian IX|second cousins once removed]] through King Christian IX of Denmark.
Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979), was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II.

Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse

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In 1937, his sister Cecilie, her husband Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, her two young sons, Ludwig and Alexander, her newborn infant, and her mother-in-law, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then 16 years old, attended the funeral in Darmstadt.
On 2 February 1931 at Darmstadt Georg, a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, married his first cousin once-removed, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg (and thus a sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh), a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Cheam School

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In 1928, he was sent to the United Kingdom to attend Cheam School, living with his maternal grandmother, Victoria Mountbatten, Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven, at Kensington Palace and his uncle, George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, at Lynden Manor in Bray, Berkshire.
Just before it moved, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was a pupil there.

Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1933–1937)

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In 1937, his sister Cecilie, her husband Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, her two young sons, Ludwig and Alexander, her newborn infant, and her mother-in-law, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then 16 years old, attended the funeral in Darmstadt.
Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (Alexander Georg Karl Heinrich Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen), (14 April 1933 – 16 November 1937), was the second son of Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, an elder sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Elizabeth II

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During the visit, the Queen and Louis Mountbatten asked Philip to escort the King's two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, who were Philip's [[Royal descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX#Monarchs descended from Queen Victoria|third cousins]] through Queen Victoria, and [[Royal descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX#Monarchs descended from King Christian IX|second cousins once removed]] through King Christian IX of Denmark. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921), is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.
In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven

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In 1928, he was sent to the United Kingdom to attend Cheam School, living with his maternal grandmother, Victoria Mountbatten, Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven, at Kensington Palace and his uncle, George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, at Lynden Manor in Bray, Berkshire.
His siblings were Princess Alice (mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to whom he was a mentor in Philip's adolescence, a role assumed after his death by his younger brother Louis), Queen Louise of Sweden and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.