Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth of England, died at the age of 100.
Philip married Prince Elizabeth in November 1947, less than five years after she became queen. The former naval officer is by far the longest-lived spouse of all British monarchs and has held this post for more than 73 years.
Below, you can see some interesting facts about Prince Philip, these facts illustrate his firmness, tenacity and naughty.
When his uncle, King Constantine of Greece, was forced to abdicate in 1922, Philip, who was 18 months old at the time, was sneaked into a safe fruit box. This makeshift crib was made of a box full of oranges and mounted on a British warship. It rescued the Philip family, Greek Prince Andrew, mother Princess Alice and four sisters.
When Philip Elizabeth met at the British Naval Academy in 1939, Philip Philip’s blond hair and blue eyes left a deep impression on them. Instead, the then 13-year-old queen was pleased with the way the 5-year-old Greek prince jumped over the tennis net to offer her lemonade and cookies.
The Duke of Edinburgh is a cruel prankster, and his wife often enjoys it. His nickname for Queen Elizabeth is sausage and cabbage. Even at the coronation ceremony of Elizabeth at Westminster Palace in 1953, he took the opportunity to make jokes.
“Where did you wear that hat?” He joked, and she balanced the 5-pound golden crown on her head.
On the eve of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, he felt anxious when his grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry were 15 and 12 years old respectively. He felt that if they were not behind the carriage where his mother’s coffin was, he would regret it.
He said: “If you can walk, I will walk with you.” Then he suggested to be with them. The brothers accepted his proposal, and the whole world was watching sadly.