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  • Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
    Friday Jun 10, 1921

    Birth

    Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
    Friday Jun 10, 1921

    Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921, the only son and fifth and last child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. A member of the House of Glücksburg, the ruling house of Denmark, he was a prince of both Greece and Denmark by virtue of his patrilineal descent from George I of Greece and Christian IX of Denmark, and he was from birth in the line of succession to both thrones.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Sep 11, 1921

    Grandfather's death

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Sep 11, 1921

    Shortly after Philip's birth, his maternal grandfather Prince Louis of Battenberg, then known as Louis Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven, died in London. Louis was a naturalized British subject who, after a career in the Royal Navy, had renounced his German titles and adopted the surname Mountbatten—an Anglicised version of Battenberg—during the First World War, owing to anti-German sentiment in Britain. After visiting London for his grandfather's memorial service, Philip and his mother returned to Greece, where Prince Andrew had remained to command a Greek Army division embroiled in the Greco-Turkish War.




  • Athens, Greece
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1922

    King Constantine I was forced to abdicate

    Athens, Greece
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1922

    The war went badly for Greece, and the Turks made large gains. Philip's uncle and high commander of the Greek expeditionary force, King Constantine I, was blamed for the defeat and was forced to abdicate on 27 September 1922. The new military government arrested Prince Andrew, along with others. The commanding officer of the army, General Georgios Hatzianestis, and five senior politicians were arrested, tried, and executed in the Trial of the Six. Prince Andrew's life was also believed to be in danger, and Princess Alice was under surveillance.




  • Greece
    Dec, 1922

    Prince Andrew banished from Greece

    Greece
    Dec, 1922

    In December, a revolutionary court banished Prince Andrew from Greece, for life.




  • France
    1922

    British naval vessel HMS Calypso evacuated Prince Andrew's family

    France
    1922

    The British naval vessel HMS Calypso evacuated Prince Andrew's family, with Philip carried to safety in a cot made from a fruit box. Philip's family went to France, where they settled in the Paris suburb of Saint-Cloud in a house lent to them by his wealthy aunt, Princess George of Greece and Denmark.




  • Paris, France
    1930s

    Philip was first educated at The Elms

    Paris, France
    1930s

    Philip was first educated at The Elms, an American school in Paris run by Donald MacJannet, who described Philip as a "know it all smarty person, but always remarkably polite".




  • England, United Kingdom
    1928

    Philip was sent to attend Cheam School

    England, United Kingdom
    1928

    In 1928, Philip was sent to the United Kingdom to attend Cheam School, living with his maternal grandmother, Victoria Mountbatten, Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven, at Kensington Palace, and his uncle, George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, at Lynden Manor in Bray, Berkshire.


  • England, United Kingdom
    1931

    The family separated

    England, United Kingdom
    1931

    In the next three years, his four sisters married German princes and moved to Germany, his mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and placed in an asylum, and his father took up residence in Monte Carlo. Philip had little contact with his mother for the remainder of his childhood.


  • Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    1933

    Philip was sent to Schule Schloss Salem

    Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    1933

    In 1933, Philip was sent to Schule Schloss Salem in Germany, which had the "advantage of saving school fees" because it was owned by the family of his brother-in-law, Berthold, Margrave of Baden.


  • Duffus, Muray, Scotland, United Kingdom
    1940s

    Kurt Hahn founded Gordonstoun School in Scotland

    Duffus, Muray, Scotland, United Kingdom
    1940s

    With the rise of Nazism in Germany, Salem's Jewish founder, Kurt Hahn, fled persecution and founded Gordonstoun School in Scotland, to which Philip moved after two terms at Salem.


  • Darmstadt, Germany
    Tuesday Nov 16, 1937

    Georg Donatus's Funeral

    Darmstadt, Germany
    Tuesday Nov 16, 1937

    In 1937, Philip's sister Cecilie, her husband Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, her two young sons, Ludwig and Alexander, her newborn infant, and her mother-in-law, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then 16 years old, attended the funeral in Darmstadt.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 8, 1938

    Uncle Lord Milford Haven died

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 8, 1938

    The following year, Philip's uncle and guardian Lord Milford Haven died of bone marrow cancer.


  • Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
    1939

    Philip completed a term as a cadet at the Royal Naval College

    Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
    1939

    After leaving Gordonstoun in early 1939, Philip completed a term as a cadet at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.


  • Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England, United Kingdom
    1939

    Philip met the Princess

    Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England, United Kingdom
    1939

    In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth toured the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. During the visit, the Queen and Louis Mountbatten asked Philip to escort the King's two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, who were Philip's third cousins through Queen Victoria, and second cousins once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark.


  • Athens, Greece
    1939

    Philip repatriated to Greece

    Athens, Greece
    1939

    Then Philip repatriated to Greece, living with his mother in Athens for a month in mid-1939.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Sep, 1939

    Philip returned to Britain

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Sep, 1939

    At the behest of the Greek king, George II, Philip returned to Britain in September to resume training for the Royal Navy.


  • Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
    1940

    Philip graduated from Dartmouth

    Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
    1940

    Philip graduated from Dartmouth the next year as the best cadet in his course.


  • United Kingdom
    1940

    Philip served in the British forces

    United Kingdom
    1940

    During the Second World War, Philip continued to serve in the British forces, while two of his brothers-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse and Berthold, Margrave of Baden, fought on the opposing German side.


  • United Kingdom
    Jan, 1940

    Philip spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies

    United Kingdom
    Jan, 1940

    Philip was appointed as a midshipman in January 1940. Philip spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean, followed by shorter postings on HMS Kent, on HMS Shropshire, and in Ceylon.


  • Indian Ocean
    1940

    Philip was transferred from the Indian Ocean

    Indian Ocean
    1940

    After the invasion of Greece by Italy in October 1940, Philip was transferred from the Indian Ocean to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean Fleet.


  • United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 1, 1941

    Philip was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant

    United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 1, 1941

    On 1 February 1941, Philip was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth, in which he gained the top grade in four out of five sections of the qualifying examination.


  • Off Cape Matapan, Mediterranean Sea
    Mar, 1941

    Philip was mentioned in dispatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan

    Off Cape Matapan, Mediterranean Sea
    Mar, 1941

    Philip was mentioned in dispatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan. in which he controlled the battleship's searchlights. He was also awarded the Greek War Cross.


  • Crete, Greece
    May, 1941

    Philip was involved in the battle of Crete

    Crete, Greece
    May, 1941

    Among other engagements, Philip was involved in the Battle of Crete.


  • United Kingdom
    Jun, 1942

    Philip was flotilla leader HMS Wallace

    United Kingdom
    Jun, 1942

    In June 1942, Philip was appointed to the V and W-class destroyer and flotilla leader HMS Wallace, which was involved in convoy escort tasks on the east coast of Britain, as well as the Allied invasion of Sicily.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 16, 1942

    Promotion to lieutenant

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 16, 1942

    Promotion to lieutenant followed on 16 July 1942.


  • United Kingdom
    Oct, 1942

    Philip became the first lieutenant of HMS Wallace

    United Kingdom
    Oct, 1942

    In October of the same year, Philip became the first lieutenant of HMS Wallace, at 21 years old one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy.


  • Sicily, Italy
    Jul, 1943

    Saved his ship

    Sicily, Italy
    Jul, 1943

    During the invasion of Sicily, in July 1943, as second in command of Wallace, he saved his ship from a night bomber attack. He devised a plan to launch a raft with smoke floats that successfully distracted the bombers, allowing the ship to slip away unnoticed.


  • Pacific Ocean
    1944

    Philip moved on to the HMS Whelp

    Pacific Ocean
    1944

    In 1944, Philip moved on to the new destroyer, HMS Whelp, where he saw service with the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla.


  • Japan
    Sunday Sep 2, 1945

    Philip was present in Tokyo Bay

    Japan
    Sunday Sep 2, 1945

    Philip was present in Tokyo Bay when the instrument of Japanese surrender was signed.


  • United Kingdom
    Jan, 1946

    Philip returned to the United Kingdom

    United Kingdom
    Jan, 1946

    Philip returned to the United Kingdom on the Whelp in January 1946 and was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officers' School in Corsham, Wiltshire.


  • United Kingdom
    Aug, 1946

    Philip asked the King for his daughter's hand in marriage

    United Kingdom
    Aug, 1946

    Eventually, in the summer of 1946, Philip asked the King for his daughter's hand in marriage. The King granted his request, provided that any formal engagement be delayed until Elizabeth's 21st birthday the following April.


  • United Kingdom
    Mar, 1947

    Philip had abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles

    United Kingdom
    Mar, 1947

    By March 1947, Philip had abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles had adopted the surname Mountbatten from his mother's family, and had become a naturalized British subject.


  • Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 10, 1947

    The Engagement

    Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 10, 1947

    The engagement was announced to the public on 10 July 1947.


  • United Kingdom
    Oct, 1947

    Became Anglican

    United Kingdom
    Oct, 1947

    Though Philip appeared "always to have regarded himself as an Anglican", and he had attended Anglican services with his classmates and relations in England and throughout his Royal Navy days, he had been baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, wanted to "regularise" Philip's position by officially receiving him into the Church of England, which he did in October 1947.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 20, 1947

    Titles

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 20, 1947

    The day before the wedding, King George VI bestowed the style of Royal Highness on Philip and, on the morning of the wedding, 20 November 1947, he was made the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich of Greenwich in the County of London. Consequently, being already a Knight of the Garter, between 19 and 20 November 1947 he bore the unusual style His Royal Highness Sir Philip Mountbatten and is so described in the Letters Patent of 20 November 1947.


  • Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 20, 1947

    Philip and Elizabeth were married in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey

    Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 20, 1947

    Philip and Elizabeth were married in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey, recorded and broadcast by BBC radio to 200 million people around the world. In post-war Britain, it was not acceptable for any of the Duke of Edinburgh's German relations to be invited to the wedding, including Philip's three surviving sisters, all of whom had married German princes.


  • United Kingdom
    1947

    President of the National Playing Fields Association

    United Kingdom
    1947

    Philip was President of the National Playing Fields Association (now known as Fields in Trust) for 64 years, from 1947 until his grandson Prince William took over the role in 2013.


  • Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom
    1947

    Philip returned to the navy at first in a desk job at the Admiralty

    Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom
    1947

    After his honeymoon at the Mountbatten family home, Broadlands, Philip returned to the navy at first in a desk job at the Admiralty, and later on a staff course at the Naval Staff College, Greenwich.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Mar, 1948

    Philip presenting prizes at the boxing finals of the London Federation of Boys' Clubs

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Mar, 1948

    Philip is the patron of some 800 organizations, particularly focused on the environment, industry, sport, and education. His first solo engagement as Duke of Edinburgh was in March 1948, presenting prizes at the boxing finals of the London Federation of Boys' Clubs at the Royal Albert Hall.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1948

    Philip was introduced to the House of Lords

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1948

    Philip was introduced to the House of Lords on 21 July 1948, immediately before his uncle Louis Mountbatten, who had been made Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Philip, like his sons Charles and Andrew and other royals (with the exception of the 1st Earl of Snowdon), ceased to be members of the House of Lords following the House of Lords Act 1999. He never spoke in the House.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    1948

    Father

    London, England, United Kingdom
    1948

    Their first two children were born before Elizabeth succeeded her father as monarch in 1952: Prince Charles in 1948 and Princess Anne in 1950. Their marriage is now the longest of any British monarch.


  • Malta
    1949

    Philip was stationed in Malta

    Malta
    1949

    From 1949, Philip was stationed in Malta (residing at Villa Guardamangia) after being posted as the first lieutenant of the destroyer HMS Chequers, the lead ship of the 1st Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean Fleet.


  • Malta
    Sunday Jul 16, 1950

    Philip was promoted to lieutenant commander

    Malta
    Sunday Jul 16, 1950

    On 16 July 1950, Philip was promoted to lieutenant commander and given command of the frigate HMS Magpie.


  • United Kingdom
    Jul, 1951

    Philip's active naval career had ended

    United Kingdom
    Jul, 1951

    Philip's active naval career had ended in July 1951.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Nov 4, 1951

    Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were both appointed to the Privy Council

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Nov 4, 1951

    With the King in ill health, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were both appointed to the Privy Council on 4 November 1951, after a coast-to-coast tour of Canada.


  • Kenya
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    King's death while the princess is in Kenya

    Kenya
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    On 6 February 1952, they were in Kenya when Elizabeth's father died and she became queen. It was Philip who broke the news to Elizabeth at Sagana Lodge, and the royal party immediately returned to the United Kingdom.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 30, 1952

    Philip was promoted to commander

    United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 30, 1952

    On 30 June 1952, Philip was promoted to commander.


  • United Kingdom
    1952

    Philip became a patron of The Industrial Society

    United Kingdom
    1952

    In 1952, Philip became a patron of The Industrial Society (since renamed The Work Foundation).


  • Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 2, 1953

    Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

    Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 2, 1953

    The coronation of Elizabeth II took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, London.


  • England, United Kingdom
    1960s

    The accession of Elizabeth to the throne brought up the question of the name of the royal house, as Elizabeth would typically have taken Philip's last name upon marriage

    England, United Kingdom
    1960s

    The accession of Elizabeth to the throne brought up the question of the name of the royal house, as Elizabeth would typically have taken Philip's last name upon marriage. The Duke's uncle, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, advocated the name House of Mountbatten. Philip suggested House of Edinburgh, after his ducal title. When Queen Mary, Elizabeth's grandmother, heard of this, she informed the British prime minister, Winston Churchill, who himself later advised the Queen to issue a royal proclamation declaring that the royal house was to remain known as the House of Windsor. Prince Philip privately complained, "I am nothing but a bloody amoeba. I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his own children".


  • United Kingdom
    1956

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in order to give young people

    United Kingdom
    1956

    In 1956, the Duke, with Kurt Hahn, founded The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in order to give young people "a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities".


  • United Kingdom
    1956

    Philip also established the Commonwealth Study Conferences

    United Kingdom
    1956

    In the same year, Philip also established the Commonwealth Study Conferences.


  • Melbourne, Australia
    1956

    Philip opened the 1956 Summer Olympics

    Melbourne, Australia
    1956

    Philip opened the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.


  • Antarctica
    1956

    Philip visited the Antarctic

    Antarctica
    1956

    Philip visited the Antarctic, becoming the first royal to cross the Antarctic Circle.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 22, 1957

    Queen granted her husband the style and title of a Prince of the United Kingdom by Letters Patent

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 22, 1957

    Further press reports claimed that the Queen and the Duke were drifting apart, which enraged the Duke and dismayed the Queen, who issued a strongly worded denial. On 22 February 1957, the Queen granted her husband the style and title of a Prince of the United Kingdom by Letters Patent, and it was gazetted that he was to be known as "His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh".


  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Monday Oct 14, 1957

    Queen's Privy Council for Canada

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Monday Oct 14, 1957

    Philip was appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada on 14 October 1957, taking his Oath of Allegiance before the Queen in person at her Canadian residence, Rideau Hall.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Feb 8, 1960

    Mountbatten-Windsor would be the surname of her and her husband's male-line descendants

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Feb 8, 1960

    On 8 February 1960, several years after the death of Queen Mary and the resignation of Churchill as prime minister, the Queen issued an Order in Council declaring that Mountbatten-Windsor would be the surname of her and her husband's male-line descendants who are not styled as Royal Highness or titled as prince or princess. While it seems the Queen had "absolutely set her heart" on such a change and had it in mind for some time, it occurred only 11 days before the birth of Prince Andrew (19 February), and only after three months of protracted correspondence between constitutional expert Edward Iwi (who averred that, without such a change, the royal child would be born with "the Badge of Bastardy") and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan who had attempted to rebuff Iwi.


  • Gland, Vaud, Switzerland
    1961

    Philip served as UK President of the World Wildlife Fund

    Gland, Vaud, Switzerland
    1961

    Philip served as UK President of the World Wildlife Fund from 1961 to 1982, international president from 1981, and president emeritus from 1996.


  • Lausanne, Switzerland
    1964

    President of the International Equestrian Federation

    Lausanne, Switzerland
    1964

    Philip was President of the International Equestrian Federation from 1964 to 1986, has served as chancellor of the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Salford, and Wales.


  • Canada
    1969

    Philip spoke about his views on republicanism

    Canada
    1969

    In Canada in 1969, Philip spoke about his views on republicanism: It is a complete misconception to imagine that the monarchy exists in the interests of the monarch. It doesn't. It exists in the interests of the people. If at any time any nation decides that the system is unacceptable, then it is up to them to change it.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married.


  • United Kingdom
    1981

    Philip wrote to his eldest son counseling him to make up his mind

    United Kingdom
    1981

    At the beginning of 1981, Philip wrote to his eldest son, Charles, counseling him to make up his mind to either propose to Lady Diana Spencer or break off their courtship. Charles felt pressured by his father to make a decision and did so, proposing to Diana in February.


  • United Kingdom
    1992

    Marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales had broken down

    United Kingdom
    1992

    By 1992, the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales had broken down. The Queen and Philip hosted a meeting between Charles and Diana, trying to effect a reconciliation, but without success.


  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1996

    Charles and Diana divorced

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1996

    Charles and Diana divorced on 28 August 1996.


  • Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sunday Aug 31, 1997

    Duke was on holiday at Balmoral when Diana was killed

    Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sunday Aug 31, 1997

    A year after the divorce, Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997. At the time, the Duke was on holiday at Balmoral with the extended royal family. In their grief, Diana's two sons, Princes William and Harry, wanted to attend church and so their grandparents took them that morning.


  • Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sep, 1997

    Queen and the Duke shielded their grandsons from the ensuing press interest

    Scotland, United Kingdom
    Sep, 1997

    For five days, the Queen and the Duke shielded their grandsons from the ensuing press interest by keeping them at Balmoral, where they could grieve in private.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Sep 5, 1997

    Diana's funeral

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Sep 5, 1997

    The royal family's seclusion caused public dismay, but the public mood changed after a live broadcast made by the Queen on 5 September. Uncertain as to whether they should walk behind her coffin during the funeral procession, Diana's sons hesitated. Philip told William, "If you don't walk, I think you'll regret it later. If I walk, will you walk with me?" On the day of the funeral, Philip, William, Harry, Charles, and Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, walked through London behind her bier.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    2002

    Duke was commended by the Speaker of the British House of Commons for his role in supporting the Queen

    London, England, United Kingdom
    2002

    During his wife's Golden Jubilee in 2002, the Duke was commended by the Speaker of the British House of Commons for his role in supporting the Queen during her reign. The Duke of Edinburgh's time as royal consort exceeds that of any other consort in British history.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Apr, 2008

    Philip was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital

    England, United Kingdom
    Apr, 2008

    In April 2008, Philip was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital, London, for "assessment and treatment" for a chest infection, though he walked into the hospital unaided and recovered quickly, and was discharged three days later to recuperate at Windsor Castle.


  • United Kingdom
    Aug, 2008

    Rumors of prostate cancer

    United Kingdom
    Aug, 2008

    In August, the Evening Standard reported that he was suffering from prostate cancer. Buckingham Palace, which usually refuses to comment on rumors of ill health, claimed that the report was an invasion of privacy and issued a statement denying the story. The newspaper retracted the report and admitted it was untrue.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2011

    Lord High Admiral

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2011

    In June 2011, in an interview marking his 90th birthday, he said that he would now slow down and reduce his duties, stating that he had "done [his] bit". His wife, the Queen, gave him the title Lord High Admiral for his 90th birthday.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 23, 2011

    Duke suffered chest pains

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 23, 2011

    While staying at Sandringham House, the royal residence in Norfolk, on 23 December 2011, the Duke suffered chest pains and was taken to the cardio-thoracic unit at Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire, where he underwent successful coronary angioplasty and stenting. He was discharged on 27 December.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 4, 2012

    Philip was taken from Windsor Castle to King Edward VII's Hospital suffering from a bladder infection

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 4, 2012

    On 4 June 2012, during the celebrations in honor of his wife's Diamond Jubilee, Philip was taken from Windsor Castle to King Edward VII's Hospital suffering from a bladder infection. He was released from the hospital on 9 June. After a recurrence of infection in August 2012, while staying at Balmoral Castle, he was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for five nights as a precautionary measure.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2013

    Philip was admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation on his abdomen

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2013

    In June 2013, Philip was admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation on his abdomen, spending 11 days in the hospital.


  • Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 21, 2014

    Prince appeared in public with a bandage on his right hand after a "minor procedure"

    Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 21, 2014

    On 21 May 2014, the Prince appeared in public with a bandage on his right hand after a "minor procedure" was performed in Buckingham Palace the preceding day.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2017

    Philip was taken from Windsor to London and admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital after being diagnosed with an infection

    England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2017

    In June 2017, Philip was taken from Windsor to London and admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital after being diagnosed with an infection. He spent two nights in the hospital and was unable to attend the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 2, 2017

    Prince Philip retired from his royal duties

    England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 2, 2017

    Prince Philip retired from his royal duties on 2 August 2017, meeting Royal Marines in his final solo public engagement, aged 96. Since 1952 he had completed 22,219 solo engagements. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked him for "a remarkable lifetime of service".


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Nov 20, 2017

    Philip celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary with the Queen

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Nov 20, 2017

    On 20 November 2017, Philip celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary with the Queen, which made her the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.


  • England, United Kingdom
    2017

    British Heart Foundation thanked Prince Philip for being its patron for 55 years

    England, United Kingdom
    2017

    In 2017, the British Heart Foundation thanked Prince Philip for being its patron for 55 years, during which time, in addition to organizing fundraisers, he "supported the creation of nine BHF-funded centers of excellence".


  • England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 3, 2018

    Philip was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital for a planned hip replacement

    England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 3, 2018

    On 3 April 2018, Philip was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital for a planned hip replacement, which took place the next day. This came after the Duke missed the annual Maundy and Easter Sunday services. On 12 April, his daughter, Princess Anne, spent about 50 minutes in the hospital and afterward said her father was "on good form". He was discharged the following day.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 19, 2018

    Philip attended the wedding of his grandson Prince Harry to Meghan Markle

    England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 19, 2018

    On 19 May, six weeks later, Philip attended the wedding of his grandson Prince Harry to Meghan Markle and was able to walk with the Queen unaided.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Oct, 2018

    Philip accompanied the Queen to the wedding of their granddaughter Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank

    England, United Kingdom
    Oct, 2018

    That October, Philip accompanied the Queen to the wedding of their granddaughter Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, with The Daily Telegraph reporting that Philip works on a "wake up and see how I feel" basis when deciding whether to attend an event or not.


  • Near Sandringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 17, 2019

    Philip was involved in a car crash as he pulled out onto a main road near the Sandringham Estate

    Near Sandringham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 17, 2019

    On 17 January 2019, 97-year-old Philip was involved in a car crash as he pulled out onto a main road near the Sandringham Estate. An official statement said he was uninjured. An eyewitness who came to the prince's aid described having to wipe the blood off his hands. The driver and a passenger of the other car were injured and taken to hospital. Philip attended the hospital the next morning as a precaution. He apologized, and three weeks later voluntarily surrendered his driving license.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    Crown Prosecution Service announced that prosecuting Philip would not be in the public interest

    England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    On 14 February, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that prosecuting Philip would not be in the public interest. The Duke is still allowed to drive around private estates and was seen behind the wheel on the grounds of Windsor Castle in April 2019.


  • England, United Kingdom
    May, 2019

    Philip had not been seen in public since attending Lady Gabriella Kingston's wedding

    England, United Kingdom
    May, 2019

    Philip had not been seen in public since attending Lady Gabriella Kingston's wedding in May 2019.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 20, 2019

    Philip stayed at King Edward VII's Hospital and received treatment for a "pre-existing condition"

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Dec 20, 2019

    From 20 to 24 December 2019, Philip stayed at King Edward VII's Hospital and received treatment for a "pre-existing condition", in a visit described by Buckingham Palace as a "precautionary measure".


  • Windsor Castle, England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2020

    Isolated at Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle, England, United Kingdom
    Jun, 2020

    A photo of Philip with the Queen as they isolated at Windsor Castle during the COVID-19 pandemic was released ahead of his 99th birthday in June 2020.


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