Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten; born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921)[fn 1] is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth (his third cousin through Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and second cousin once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark), whom he had first met in 1934. During the Second World War he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets.
Philip has four children with Elizabeth: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. He has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Through a British Order in Council issued in 1960, descendants of Philip and Elizabeth 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 Charles and Anne. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Philip,_Duke_of_EdinburghPrince Philip\’s Best And Worst Public Gaffes As He Retires FromPrince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh Alchetron, The Free SocialNPG X36018; Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth IIPrince Philip: Death Speculation Rife As Buckingham PalaceBritain\’s Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh, Announces RetirementHRH Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh Waves From The Balcony OfPrince Philip Retires: Facts You May Not Know About The Duke OfDuke Of Edinburgh: By The Queen\’s Side For Decades CNN.comPrince Philip Is Already Making Jokes About His Retirement E! NewsPrince Philip Retires: The Duke Of Edinburgh\’s Life Of Public