12 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip has lived an interesting life. Although most people only know him as the consort of the Queen, there’s a lot more about him that people need to know. Check out these 12 things you didn’t know about Prince Philip:
12. Forced to Flee Greece
He was born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on the Greek island of Corfu on June 10, 1921. His parents, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, had five children, with Philip being the fifth and only boy. His family was forced to flee during the Greco-Turkish War after his uncle King Constantine I, was forced to abdicate and his father was banished from Greece for life.
11. He and His Wife Are Cousins
Philip’s mother was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, is the great-grand granddaughter of Queen Victoria. This means that Philip and Elizabeth are third cousins. They are also second cousins once removed because they share a great-great-grandfather, Christian IX of Denmark.