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The life of Prince Philip has been honoured in the BBC documentary, Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers. Philip was an integral member of the Royal Family for more than seven decades before his death in April of this year. But before joining the British Royal Family, Prince Philip had royal links of his own.
Who were Prince Philip's parents?
Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece.
Prince Philip was born to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and his wife Princess Alice of Battenberg.
Philip had four older sisters, Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie.
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Philip's father Prince Andrew was the fourth son of King George I of Greece, but the Greek monarchy went into exile when Prince Philip was a baby.
Because of his family's links to Christian IX of Denmark, Philip was born a Prince of Greece and Denmark.
But Prince Philip also had a maternal link to the British Royal Family.
Prince Philip's mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg, who was a great-grandaughter of Queen Victoria.
Princess Alice was the daughter of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, who was in turn the daughter of Princess Alice, Queen Victoria's second daughter with her husband Prince Albert.
Through his mother's family line, Philip was a great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, like his future wife, Queen Elizabeth II.
Philip renounced his own royal titles, however, before his marriage to then-Princess Elizabeth.
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How did Prince Philip's royal title change?
Upon his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, King George VI created a new title for Philip.
Prince Philip was known as His Royal Highness (HRH) Duke of Edinburgh.
He was also given the titles of Baron Greenwich and Earl of Merioneth.
The Queen then made Philip a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957.
Following Philip's death in 2021, the Duke of Edinburgh title passed to his firstborn son, Prince Charles.
Prince Charles already holds the Duke of Cornwall title as heir apparent.
But both the Cornwall and Edinburgh titles will revert back to the crown when Charles is King.