All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

On May 4, representatives of Buckingham Palace made an official statement that the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, would stop fulfilling official obligations and retire from the fall of 2017.

95-year-old Prince Philip has always led a fairly quiet life, although his reputation was soaked by the fact that the queen's husband was not too careful in his statements and had a strange sense of humor. As a young seaman cadet who served in the Royal Navy, and having no chance of a high position in society, he was able to win the heart of the heir to the British throne and remained a lifelong support for the most long-correcting queen in the world.

The future husband of the Queen of Great Britain was born on Corfu on June 10, 1921, at birth he had the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark. He was the only son of the Greek Prince Andrew.His mother, Princess Alice, belonged to the Battenberg family and was the niece of the Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

Due to political instability in Greece, the family left the country when Philip was 18 months old and moved to France.

In Paris, the prince studied at an American school. His parents broke up, Prince Andrew went to Monte Carlo, where he began to squander the remnants of the state. And his former wife and children remained in Paris, but soon lost her mind because of all the hardships that had befallen the family. After this sad event, Philip was taken to his father, identified the boy in a closed school and almost forgot about him.

In 1939, the prince became a cadet in the Royal Navy of Great Britain.

Philip always loved sports. In the photo he plays cricket, July 1947.

Prince Philip completed his service in the Navy in 1951 with the rank of commander-lieutenant (captain of the 3rd rank). In 1952, he was given the rank of commander (captain of the 2nd rank).

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip met in childhood at one of the weddings in 1934. In July 1947, the couple announced their engagement. By the way, they have each other four cousins ​​and a brother.

To marry the heiress, Philip changed his surname to Mountbatten, became a British citizen and refused the titles "Prince of Greece" and "Prince of Denmark". The couple married on November 20, 1947 in Westminster Abbey.

Newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Hampshire.

Over the next few years, the couple lived in Malta, where the royal fleet was stationed. In 1949, their first son Prince Charles was born. In 1950, Princess Anne was born.

Spouses in Clarence House, the residence of the British monarchs, August 1951.

At the age of 25, after the death of her father, King George VI, Elizabeth becomes queen. Philip leaves the fleet.

The prince always had interests other than the fulfillment of royal duties. In 1953, he received a pilot's license. In the photo, the prince manages the Boeing 757 during a demonstration flight near Seattle.

The third child, Prince Andrew, was born in 1960. The last child, Edward, was in 1964.

Little Prince Andrew travels with his father for Christmas, 1964.

Elizabeth and Philip have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Prince William and Philip have a close relationship.

Since Elizabeth took the throne, Prince Philip dedicated his life to fulfilling royal duties.

A couple on a royal tour of Canada in 1951.

King Salman Center for the Growing Hawks, Bahrain, 1979

Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands, 1982.

Abu Dhabi, 2010

Over the past year, Prince Philip visited a hundred official events, which is much more than all the young members of the royal family attended.

Philip sits with Her Majesty while she gives a speech in Parliament.

In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

It’s tiring to be in the center of public attention all the time, and even such seasoned people lose their patience. In 2015, the camera was filmed as Prince Philip told the photographer: “Yes, take this damn photo already”.

At the funeral of Princess Diana, 1997.

Philip is also known for his defiant and even offensive sense of humor. For example, the duke asked the Australian aborigines: "Still throwing spears at each other?"

He is the patron of about 800 organizations. In 1964-1986 he was President of the International Equestrian Federation, in 1981-1996 - the World Wildlife Fund. In 1973, the first member of the British royal family visited the USSR.

His grandchildren, princes Harry and William, also help the World Wildlife Fund.

Throughout his life, the prince remained faithful to his love for polo, the competition of horse-drawn carriages and sailing.

With Tom Cruise.

With former US President Barack Obama.

The prince feeds the elephant during a visit to the zoo.

Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ride a steam train past the city of Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

In the pub.

Although the intention to retire has caused a controversial reaction from the public, it cannot be denied that Prince Philip fully devoted his life to the royal house. And when he announced his resignation, it was clear that the decision was given to him with difficulty.

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  • All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    All life behind the back of the Queen of Great Britain - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh