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Prince Philip Mountbatten

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Prince Philip Mountbatten Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Corfu, Regional unit of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece
Death
9 Apr 2021 (aged 99)
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Burial
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England GPS-Latitude: 51.4837714, Longitude: -0.6068896
Plot
King George VI Memorial Chapel
Memorial ID
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British Royalty, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 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 British Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. During the Second World War he served with distinction in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets. After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry HRH Princess Elizabeth. Before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish titles and styles, became a British subject, and adopted his maternal grandparents' surname Mountbatten. He married HRH Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was granted the style His Royal Highness and created Duke of Edinburgh, by King George VI. Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander, and was made a British prince in 1957. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth were married for 73 years. He died at age 99.
British Royalty, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 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 British Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. During the Second World War he served with distinction in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets. After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry HRH Princess Elizabeth. Before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish titles and styles, became a British subject, and adopted his maternal grandparents' surname Mountbatten. He married HRH Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was granted the style His Royal Highness and created Duke of Edinburgh, by King George VI. Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander, and was made a British prince in 1957. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth were married for 73 years. He died at age 99.

Bio by: Mark Taylor


Inscription

George VI 1895-1952
Elizabeth 1900-2002

Elizabeth II 1926-2022
Philip 1921-2021

Gravesite Details

The slab is made of hand-carved Belgian black marble, inlaid with brass letters, (vf)



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark Taylor
  • Added: Apr 9, 2021
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/225453545/philip-mountbatten: accessed ), memorial page for Prince Philip Mountbatten (10 Jun 1921–9 Apr 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 225453545, citing St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.