Queen Elizabeth Husband: Meet Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Queen Elizabeth Husband:

In 1934 and 1937, Elizabeth met Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, whom she would marry later in life. By way of King Christian IX of Denmark, they were first cousins once removed, and by way of Queen Victoria, they were third cousins once removed.

Elizabeth, who was just 13 at the time, began writing to Philip after a second meeting at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in July 1939. They got engaged on July 9, 1947, when she was just 21 years old.

Meet Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Queen Elizabeth II was married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. From Elizabeth’s accession on 6 February 1952 until his death in 2021, he was the British monarch’s consort, making him the longest-serving royal consort in history.

Philip was born in Greece, into the royal families of Greece and Denmark; his family was exiled from the nation when he was eighteen months old.

In 1939, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the Royal Navy after having studied in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In July 1939, he began writing to the eldest daughter and heir presumptive of King George VI, Princess Elizabeth, who was 13 at the time.

Her first encounter with Philip was in 1934 when they were both in their early twenties. When World War II broke out, he served in the British Mediterranean and Pacific fleets with honor.

In his final solo public appearance on August 2, 2017, Prince Philip met with the Royal Marines, at the age of 96. He had performed 22,219 solo performances since 1952.

His “remarkable lifetime of service” was recognized by Prime Minister Theresa May.  At their 70th wedding anniversary celebration on November 20, 2017, he became the first British monarch to commemorate a platinum wedding anniversary.

The Prince of Wales passed away on the morning of April 9, 2021, two months shy of his 100th birthday, from “old age” at Windsor Castle.

For the longest time, he was the world’s longest-serving royal consort. A “great vacuum” was left in the Queen’s life by her husband’s death, according to reports that she was by his bedside.

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