Prince Philip, a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is one of Queen Victoria’s  great-great-grandchildren.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert have 142 great-great-grandchildren, and one of those is the husband of  Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.


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Many people have wondered about Prince Philips royal line, and his link to the throne of Greece, but are not aware of his link to the throne of the United Kingdom.

Many would not be aware that he is in the line of succession to the throne, although way down the line at around 500th. (and getting further away all the time).

Prince Philip has TWO links to British Royalty.

  • Prince Philip married into the Windsor Family in 1947, when he married Elizabeth.
  • Prince Philip was also born into the Royal family, in 1921. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth are third cousins through Queen Victoria.

Here is the line:

  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is a son of Princess Alice of Battenberg.
  • Princess Alice of Battenberg, is a daughter of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
  • Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, is a daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom Eldest daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine).
  • Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, is a daughter of Queen Victoria. (Third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) .

Prince Philip, Husband to Elizabeth II since 1947, Consort of the British monarch from 6 February 1952, was born in Corfu, Greece on 10 June 1921.


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He is the father of:

  • Charles, Prince of Wales
  • Anne, Princess Royal
  • Prince Andrew, Duke of York
  • Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Philip’s uncle was King Constantine I of Greece until 22 September 1922, when he was forced to abdicate.

Philip’s father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, was banished from Greece with his family, and were evacuated on a British Naval Cruiser, HMS Calypso.

In 1928, Philip went to school in the United Kingdom, living at both Kensington Palace and Lynden Manor.

Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and served during the Second World War.

Family Line of Prince Philip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, born in Greece, 1921, Son of Princess Alice of Battenberg.
Princess Alice of Battenberg, born in England, 1885, Daughter of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, born in England, 1863, Daughter of Princess Alice of the UK
Princess Alice of the UK, born in England, 1843, Daughter of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria, born in England, 1819, Daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in England, 1767, Son of George III of the United Kingdom
George III, born in England, 1738, Son of Frederick, Prince of Wales
Frederick, Prince of Wales, born in Germany, 1707, Son of George II of Great Britain
George II, born in Germany, 1683, Son of George I of Great Britain
George I, born in Holy Roman Empire, 1660, Son of Sophia of the Palatinate
Sophia of Hanover, born in Netherlands, 1630, Daughter of Elizabeth Stuart
Elizabeth Stuart, born in Scotland, 1596, Daughter of James VI of Scotland and I of England
James VI of Scotland, born in Scotland, 1566, Son of Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots, born in Scotland, 1542, Daughter of James V of Scotland
James V of Scotland, born in Scotland, 1512, Son of James IV of Scotland
James IV of Scotland, born in Scotland, 1473, Son of James III of Scotland
James III of Scotland, born in Scotland, 1451, Son of James II of Scotland
James II of Scotland, born in Scotland, 1430, Son of James I of Scotland
James I of Scotland, born in Scotland, 1394, Son of Robert III of Scotland
Robert III of Scotland, born in Scotland, 1337, Son of Robert II of Scotland


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