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Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
(1921-)


Other Titles and Honours

Prince of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, 1957[8]
Earl of Merioneth, 1947 (UK)[8]
Baron Greenwich, of Greenwich, co. London, 1947 (UK)[8]
Royal Highness, 1947[8]
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, 2017 (UK)[T52N]
Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, with six bars, 2016 (UK)[T52N]
Knight of the Order of Australia (General Division), 2015 (Australia)[T52N]
Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit, 2013 (Canada)[T52N]
Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada 2013 (Canada)[T52N]
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, British, 2012 (UK and Commonwealth)[T52N]
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Canadian, 2012 (UK and Commonwealth)[T52N]
Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand, 2012 (New Zealand)[T52N]
Distinguished First Class of the King Abdulaziz Order of Merit, 2010 (Saudi Arabia)[T52N]
Order of the Federation, 2010 (United Arab Emirates)[T52N]
Royal Victorian Chain,
2007 (UK and Commonwealth)[T52N]
Royal Chief of the Order of Logohu, 2005 (Papua New Guinea)[T52N]
Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan, 2005 (Canada)[T52N]
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002 (UK and Commonwealth)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the Order of Christ, 1993 (Portugal)[T52N]
Sultan of Brunei Silver Jubilee Medal, 1992 (Brunei)[T52N]
Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal, 1992 (Malta)[T52N]
Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, 1991 (Poland)[T52N]
New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal, 1990 (New Zealand)[T52N]
Companion of the Order of Australia (Military Division), 1988 (Australia)[T52N]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Carlos III, 1986 (Spain)[T52N]
Extra Companion of the Queen's Service Order, 1981 (New Zealand)[T52N]
Special Class of the Order of Muhammad, 1980 (Morocco)[T52N]
Commander of the Order of the Golden Ark, 1979 (Netherlands)[T52N]
Member First Class of the Military Order of Oman, 1979 (Oman)[T52N]
Collar of the Order of Independence, 1979 (Qatar)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the Order of Aviz, 1979 (Portugal)[T52N]
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977 (UK and Commonwealth)[T52N]
Grand Cross with Collar of the Order Prince Henry, 1973 (Portugal)[T52N]
Grand Cordon of the National Order of the Leopard, 1973 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)[T52N]
Member First Class of the Esteemed Royal Family Order, 1972 (Brunei)[T52N]
Honorary member of the Order of Darjah Utama Temasek, 1972 (Singapore)[T52N]
Yugoslav Great Star of the Order of the Yugoslav Star, 1972 (Yugoslavia)[T52N]
Star of Palestine, 1972 (Palestine)[T52N]
Member of the Order of Izzuddin, 1972 (Maldives)[T52N]
Knight of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, 1972 (Luxembourg)[T52N]
Member First Class of the Order of the Supreme Sun, 1971 (Afghanistan)[T52N]
Order of Dogwood, 1971 (Canada)[8]
Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, 1971 (Japan)[8]
Commemorative Medal of the 2500th Anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire, 1971 (Iran)[T52N]
Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose, 1969 (Finland)[T52N]
Grand Commander of the Order of Maritime Merit of the San Francisco Port Authority, 1968 (USA)[T52N]
Member of the Order of Merit, 1968 (UK)[8]
Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, Grand Cross, 1st class, 1968 (Tanzania)[8]
Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco, 1968 (Brazil)[8]
Grand Star of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, 1966 (Austria)[T52N]
Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance, 1966 (Jordan)[T52N]
Order of the Republic, 1st class, 1964 (Sudan)[8]
Collar of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, 1964 (Mexico)[8]
Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold, 1963 (Belgium)[8]
Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon, 1963 (Iceland)[T52N]
Order of the Brilliant Star, 1st class, 1963 (Zanzibar)[T52N]
Grand Cross Extraordinary of the Order of Boyaca, 1962 (Colombia)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit, 1962 (Ecuador)[T52N]
Grand Cross with Brilliants of the Order of the Sun of Peru, 1962 (Peru)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the Order of the Condor of the Andes, 1962 (Bolivia)[T52N]
Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Merit, 1962 (Chile)[T52N]
Extraordinary Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit, 1962 (Paraguay)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the National Order of the Southern Cross, 1962 (Brazil)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the Order of the Liberator General San Martin, 1962 (Argentina)[T52N]
Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence, 1961 (Tunisia)[T52N]
Grand Band of the Order of the Star of Africa, 1961(Liberia)[8]
Member of the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya, 1960 (Nepal)[T52N]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic, 1958 (Italy)[T52N]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, 1958 (Netherlands)[T52N]
Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1958 (Germany)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, 1957 (France)[8]
First Class of the Order of King Faisal I, 1956 (Iraq)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword (Civil), 1955 (Portugal)[8]
Canadian Forces Decoration with five bars, 1954 (Canada)[T52N]
Grand Cross with chain of the Order of the Queen of Sheba, 1954 (Ethiopia)[T52N]
Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim, 1954 (Sweden)[T52N]
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, 1953 (UK and Commonwealth)[T52N]
Grand Cross of the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero, 1953 (Panama)[8]
Grand Master and First and Principal Knight of the Order of the British Empire, 1953 (UK)[T52N]
Extra Knight of the Thistle, 1952 (Scotland)[T52N]
Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of St Olav, 1952 (Norway)[T52N]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Charles, 1951 (Monaco)[T52N]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix, 1950 (Greece)[T52N]
Knight Grand Cross, with Swords, of the Order of George I, 1950 (Greece)[T52N]
Knight of the Order of the Elephant, 1947 (Denmark)[T52N]
Knight of the Garter, 1947 (England)[8]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer, 1947 (Greece)[T52N]
1939-1945 Star, 1945 (UK)[T52N]
War Cross, 1945 (Greece)[T52N]
Atlantic Star, 1945 (UK)[T52N]
Africa Star, 1945 (UK)[T52N]
Burma Star, with Pacific clasp, 1945 (UK)[T52N]
Italy Star, 1945 (UK)[T52N]
Croix de Guerre with Palm, 1945 (France)[T52N]
Order of Saints George and Constantine with swords, 1941 (Greece)[T52N]
1939-45 War Medal with Mentioned in Despatches oak leaf, 1945 (UK)[T52N]
King George VI Coronation Medal, 1937 (UK and Commonwealth)[T52N]

Appointments

Lord high admiral, 2011[J92]
Titular head of the Royal Navy, 2011[J92]
Privy councillor of Canada, 1957[8]
Marshal of the Royal Air Force, 1953[8]
Field Marshal, 1953[8]
Admiral of the Fleet, 1953[8]
Privy councillor of Great Britain, 1951[8]
Lieutenant-Commander, 1950[8]
Lieutenant, 1942[8]
Honorary Colonel of Honourable Order of Kentucky Colonels,1967. Honorary member of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1952[8]
Honorary Colonel of Trinidad and Tobago Regimen, 1964[8]
Honorary Pilot in the Chilean, and the Colombian Air Forces, 1962[8]
Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal New Zealand Navy, 1958. Colonel-in-Chief of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1970[8]
Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Australian Navy, 1954. Field Marshal in the Australian Military Forces, 1954. Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force, 1954.
Colonel-in-Chief of Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1959; of Australian Cadet Corps, 1963[8]
Admiral of Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, 1953. Colonel-in-Chief of Royal Canadian Army Cadets, 1953; of Royal Canadian Regiment, 1953; of Cameron
Highlanders of Ottawa (Militia), 1967; of Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (Militia), 1967; of Seaforth Highlanders (Militia), 1967. Air Commodore-in-Chief of Royal
Canadian Air Cadets, 1953[8]
Colonel-in-Chief of Army Cadet Force, 1952; of The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, 1958; of The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire), 1959;
of Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), 1961; of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1969. Colonel of Welsh Guards, 1953. Honorary Colonel
of University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt Officer Training Corps, 1953[8]
Lord High Steward of Plymouth, 1960[8]
Personal aide-de-camp to HM King George VI, 1948-52[8]

Biographical

Formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, he became a British subject in 1947, renouncing his foreign titles and claims to the Greek and Danish thrones. He assumed his mother's surname of Mountbatten. He served in the Royal Navy from 1947 and retired in 1952 when Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, and he dedicated himself to performing official duties for the royal household. After carrying out over 22,000 engagements, he retired in 2017.[J92]

Place of birth: Corfu, Greece[8]
Place of marriage: Westminster Abbey, London[8]


 

 

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