Thursday, 9 June 2011

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - 90 today

Picture by Allan Warren

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh; the United Kingdom's longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch,is 90 today .

His mother was Prince Alice of Battenburg, his grandmother was Princess Victoria of Hessa and by Rhine, and his great grandmother was Princess Alice of the UK, daughter of Queen Victoria (the grandmother of Europe).

His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, his grandfather was George I of Greece, and his great grandfather was Christian IX of Denmark (Father in law of Europe)

His father’s brother Constantine I of Greece married Sophia of Prussia whose mother was Victoria Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Victoria.

The son of Sophia of Prussia, Paul I of Greece married Frederika of Hanover and their daughter is Queen Sofia of Spain.

Princess Alix of Hesse, daughter of Princess Alice of the UK married Nicholas II of Russia whose grandfather was Christian IX of Denmark.

Not forgetting that Maud of Wales and sister of George V married Haakon VII of Norway whose grandfather was Christian IX of Denmark.

Wikipedia - Royal descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX


kp said...

All very interesting. Thankyou.

The Red Flag said...

Pedigree aside, too many people forget he actually fought for this country during the war with distinction being on active service from 1940 until wars-end and was an exceptional junior officer in the Royal Navy.