After the death of Prince Philip, the British media is writing many details about his biography and marriage to Queen Elizabeth. Of course one of the strangest facts is that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are cousins of the fourth generation.
As we all know, throughout history, many European royal families have merged with each other through marriage, and it is not uncommon for family members to obtain marriage partners from close relatives in order to maintain the stability of the monarchy.
Queen Elizabeth and her husband Philip have a great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
Queen Elizabeth is a descendant of Queen Victoria through her father. As the British constitutional monarchy from 1876 to 1901, Victoria had 9 children, 4 sons and 5 daughters. After Queen Victoria’s death, her eldest son, Prince Edward, ascended the throne in 1901, and was succeeded by his second eldest son George in 1910, who was the queen’s grandfather.
After George V, the queen’s uncle Edward (Edward) ascended to the throne and soon abdicated. The crown’s father was George VI (George VI).
On the other hand, Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921 on the island of Corfu, Greece. He is the child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, and is the mother of Victoria.
Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Alice, married King Dewig IV of the Hesse Grand Highway and had seven children, including the eldest son Victoria, who later married her father’s cousin Prince Louis of Badenburg. Married in 1884. The first child of Victoria and Prince Louis was Princess Alice of Badenburg, the mother of Prince Philip.
Battenberg’s Princess Alice finally married the Greek and Danish Prince Andrew in 1903 and later gave birth to five children, including the youngest child Philip and the only son.