Prince Philip Poster

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In June 1968, his wife appointed him to the Order of Merit.

In April 1952, his wife made him a Knight of the Thistle.

Prince Philip gained his RAF wings in 1953, his helicopter wings in 1956 and his private pilot's licence in 1959.

Was the first President of World Wildlife Fund - UK (WWF) from its formation in 1961 to 1982.

Is the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of Merioneth and the Baron Greenwich.

Admiral of the Fleet, Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Air Force since 1953.

Appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1947, a Knight of the Thistle in 1952, a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1953 and a Member of the Order of Merit in 1968.

Created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich on 19 November 1947.

Father of Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Edward Wessex

Grandfather of Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie.

Son-in-law of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Brother-in-law of Princess Margaret.

Was appointed a Knight of the Garter by his father-in-law, King George VI.

Grandson of King George of Greece and Queen Olga. George was the brother of King Frederik VIII, Queen Alexandra (consort of King Edward VII), Czarina Maria Fyodorovna, Prinsesse Thyra, and Prins Valdemar. Olga was the niece of Tsar Alexander II. Philip was fifth in line to the Greek throne when his family had to flee Greece in 1922 after the monarchy was overthrown by a military junta.

Born on the dining-room table of his parents' house, Mon Repos.

Among the other conditions Philip had to accept to in order to marry Elizabeth was that their children would not bear his name. By Letters Patent in 1960, Elizabeth gave her descendants surname Mountbatten-Windsor, except for those with the title "HRH" - which is a title used by all of her children and male-line grandchildren.

The Greek Royal Family have no surname. When he gave up his title of Prince of Greece in 1947 he had to choose what to call himself. His Uncle Louis Mountbatten suggested Mountbatten, which is the anglicised version of his mother's name before marriage.

Became the husband of a Princess in 1947, and so of a Queen in 1952, but did not become a Prince of the United Kingdom until 1957.

Became a naturalised British subject in 1947.

As a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he is positioned at 496th in the line of succession to the British Throne.

Played by American actor James Cromwell in The Queen (2006).

Briefly hospitalised with a chest infection in April 2008.

He was awarded the AC (Companion of the Order of Australia) in the 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Is related to Tsarina Alexandra through his mother's side of the family. Because he has the same DNA passed down from females as Czarina Alexandra and her children, investigators used his DNA to compare with the skeletal remains found in Yekaterinburg--where the remaining Romanov family was executed by Bolshevik soldiers--to determine whether they were the Czarina and her children or not. They also used his DNA to see if Anna Anderson was really Grand Duchess Anastasia.

Sleeps in his own private suite.

Has several cups of coffee each morning.

Likes to drive a Hackney green taxi through London.

Great-grandfather of Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

Father-in-law of Sophie Countess of Wessex, and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Former father-in-law of Princess Diana, Sarah Ferguson, and Mark Phillips.

Great-grandson of Christian IX.

Gave up smoking when he married Princess Elizabeth.

Son of Princess Alice of Battenberg.

There is a religion based on him.

His DNA were use to match Anna Anderson, to check if she was really the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov. It did not match Anderson's DNA.