Malkia Elizabeth wa Uingereza hakuna mwanaume yeyyote wa kumwangukia kuwa mume wake
kati ya waingereza wote, ila huyu mzawa wa Ugiriki aliyekimbia nchi yake kisiasa pamoja na wazazi wake.
Born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, Philip fled Greece with his family when he was just 18 months old as the country was seized by political instability.
An officer in Britain's Royal Navy during World War II, he had met Princess Elizabeth in 1939, but the couple did not marry until 1947.
He had to give up his Greek and Danish titles and join the Church of England in order to marry the future queen, and his career was cut short by the death of king George VI in 1952, which brought Elizabeth to the throne.
He once admitted the curtailment of his promising naval career was "disappointing", but said that "being married to the queen, it seemed to me that my first duty was to serve her in the best way I could".
They have four children. The eldest is heir to the throne Prince Charles.