Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth of England, died at the age of 100.
Philip was born in Corfu in 1921 and had a royal “family tree” without Elizabeth-he was born in Greece and Denmark, the Greek Prince Andrew and the German Princess Battenberg The only child. However, after the monarchy was overthrown and his father barely escaped the death penalty, his family (and the ancestors of the Dutch and Russians) were forced to flee when he was one year old.
Before marrying Elizabeth, he must give up all titles and Eastern Orthodox beliefs in order to become a British citizen. He also adopted his mother’s English surname Mountbatten.
Elizabeth was only 13 years old when she met her future husband, and was a striking blond 18-year-old naval officer at the time.
Eight years later, on November 20, 1947, the United States held a fairytale wedding. In Westminster Abbey, the princess at the time wore a shiny silk gown, decorated with 10,000 pearls and crystal clear crystals. Winston Churchill said at the time that in the daily life of the British in the post-war recession, “this is a piece of color on the road to difficult recovery.”
Due to the fresh memory of the war and the strong aversion to the Germans, several relatives of Prince Philip from the Danish-German royal family Schleswig-Holstein-Sundburg-Glücksburg, including his three Two sisters were not invited to the wedding.
Before the wedding, the queen mother asked her future son if she would love her daughter.
He replied: “For love? I don’t think this word is enough to describe how I feel.”
The carefree marriage of the two young people lasted for five years. The premature death of her father, King George VI, put Elizabeth on the throne and interrupted Philip’s military career, which is incompatible with the role of the queen’s husband. Since then, as Queen Elizabeth said, he has been the “constant force and guide” during her reign.
Philip resigned from most public positions in May 2017.
The prince was hospitalized in mid-February due to infection and was released a month later.
He died at Windsor Castle this morning. Elizabeth and he have been married since 1947. Together, they have four children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.