Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was a member of the British royal family. He was the husband of Elizabeth II. Philip and was born in the Greek and Danish royal family (Alami, 2021). After the war, Philip was allowed by George VI to marry Elizabeth. Before the announcement of his marriage, he abandoned his Greek and Danish titles and became a natural shed British personality. He was a sports enthusiast and helped to develop the equestrian events of carriage driven. He was a patron and a president of over 780 organisations.
Figure 1: Things You Didn’t Know About Queen Elizabeth II And Prince Philip’s Marriage.
(Source: Booth, 2021)
The figure above shows a strong vision of the love between Queen and King felt for their children. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been married for over 70 years. They are one of the most long-living couples of British families (Booth, 2021). They are known for making one of the longest marriages in the history of the sovereign. They both met when they were young, and their story is quite adorable. They both were young, they use to talk by transmitting letters to each other, and this has made their relationship stronger. 13 years old Elizabeth had fallen for Prince Philip, who was known to a naval cadet at the time. Philip impressed Elizabeth by playing a tennis match, which was supposedly done coincidently.
After, several meetings, he joined her family yacht (Albert and Victoria), where Elizabeth wasn’t able to take her eyes off him. Queen and Philip were third cousins through their relationship with Queen Victoria. They were also the second cousins through King Christian IX of Denmark. Their marriage was not arranged; however, most of the royal families were predetermined by other members of the families. They two met as teenagers, and they began a correspondence and started spending time together. It was a little lucky for Phillip that the king liked him and decided to get her girl to marry Philip (Booth, 2021). He took Philip as an intelligent person, and this quality allowed the king to announce the marriage. Both King and Queen kept their relationship secret in the beginning, as King felt that Elizabeth is too young for such exposure. They waited to publicly announce it until she turned 21. In the late 19th century, their bedrooms were interconnected as in England; the upper class always had separate compartments. The most essential ingredient in any happy marriage is the power of tolerance, which they both had carried throughout their marriage.
Aside from this, Phillip served as chairmen of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He was first educated in the American school in Paris trusted by Donald MacJannet. He was a smart person and a polite personality. In April 2019, he was admitted being the oldest British personnel. He became the oldest-ever male in his British family in February 2013. He was not an enthusiast for living an extremely long life, said in an interview (Alami, 2021). When turned 79, his desire for living was falling as he doesn’t want to be a centenarian. While Prince Philip is not anymore but his legacy will still be continued.
Article Writer: Terry Ekhosuehi
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