Not An Only Child! Prince Philip Also Has 4 Elder Siblings In His Royal Family
Prince Philip has always been in the limelight, shadowing Queen Elizabeth II. However, they are some details that the media and fans missed out. He had a pronounced family of his own!
The Duke of Edinburgh is ever so charming and styled. This yer’s summer, he turned 97, pretty close to a century now. He was the longest-serving Queen consort in British history before retiring from royal duties in 2017, completing 65 years of public service. His birthday was celebrated privately as his previous ones.
He is not the only child in his family
The Queen Consort, Philip had given up on his royal family and succession after marrying her Majesty. Their throne of Denmark and Greece was well taken care of after him, nonetheless. There were 4 other heiresses and sisters that Prince Philip had.
Princess Margarita was born in 1905 and died at the age of 76. She was the eldest child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg.
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Princess Theodora was born in 1906 and died at the age of 63. She carried Danish and Greek royalty.
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The third-eldest sister to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark. She was born in 1911 and died at the young of 36 due to an aircraft accident.
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The nearest elder sibling to Prince Philip was Princess Sophie. She died at the age of 87. She was a godmother to Prince Edward, son of Queen Elizabeth II.
How is Prince Philip’s health?
For his age, he is going strong and steady. He may need some surgeries from time to time but his endurance is remarkable. Last year, the Duke of Edinburgh walked out of hospital within 2 weeks after getting a hip correction. Concerning his health, he is relieved from all public services now.
We wish Prince Philip a long and happy life in many years to come. Share this if you admire his ancestry!