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Young Prince Philip: Life story and Amazing Photos of Duke of Edinburgh from Childhood to His Golden Years

Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort and the oldest serving partner of a reigning monarch. He was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece. His mother, Princess Alice, was the former princess of Battenberg, and his father was Prince Andrew, the fourth son of King George I. Prince Philip went to MacJannet American school in Paris, but in 1928 he moved to England and attended the Cheam School. Then, in 1933, he was sent to the progressive Schule Schloss Salem in Germany. During his school days, the young Philip was shuttled between relatives in England and Germany, often staying with his maternal grandmother.

At the beginning of World War II, Prince Phillip joined the Royal Navy and fought on the opposing German side. After the end of the war, Prince Philip married Queen Elizabeth. He left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952. He was a patron, president or member of over 780 organizations, and he served as chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a self-improvement program for young people aged 14 to 24. Philip has always had a strong sense of style, whether on official occasions, during polo matches, carriage driving, or during his visit to different places. He was named one of GQ UK’s best-dressed men in Britain in 2014. Prince Philip retired from his royal duties in 2017. He has attended 22,219 solo engagements and 5,493 speeches in 96 years

Philip died on the morning of April 9 2021, at Windsor Castle, aged 99, two months before his 100th birthday. The cause of death has not been disclosed, though the palace said Philip died peacefully. To honour Prince Phillip, we have compiled a list of some amazing photographs from his childhood and when he was young.

Written by Alicia Linn

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