The Duke of Edinburgh, better known as Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s husband, was born on June 10, 1921 on the Greek island of Kerkyra — known to the Brits as Corfu.
He was the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, but moved to Britain as a child.
Although he considered himself a “Greek prince” and despite his and his wife’s extensive official royal travels to dozens of nations throughout the world, Prince Philip did not travel back to Greece very often before passing away on April 9, 2021.
Royal historian Hugo Vickers told BBC that the reason is Greece’s complicated relationship with the monarchy.
“Prince Philip doesn’t like Greece, because they put his father [Prince Andrew] on trial, and he might have been executed,” Vickers said. “In 1922, they all had to flee.”
Prince Philip was a baby at the time and rarely returned.
Over the years, Philip gave his British servants — and the world — a lot to laugh at with his off the cuff opinions and his lack of political correctness.
Here are 17 things you won’t believe Philip said, but he really did.
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He, and more so his heroic, saintly mom, has made Greeks proud.
If what is said about Prince Andrew in “Χαμένες Πατρίδες”, then Prince Phillip should have understood the ire of the Greek people toward his father…
It’s ashame that he is greek and doesn’t go back to visit! He should go back to his heritage!
Your comment ‘he considers himself a “Greek prince” ” is simply not true. Being Greek and being told he was “Greek” I had the opportunity to ask him “are you Greek”. He said “no” but I was born in Greece. He asked me if I was Greek and I said “Yes but I was born in Egypt”. He then said “we are the same but different”.
Prince Phillip should’ve asked his father “Daddy why do our own people want to kill you ?!” His father Prince Andrew would’ve said ” Because I was a BIG WIMP and traitor when I went forward to the British Army and it’s Empire and let them k ow about the invasion plan by our Greek Generals ti take 150,000 troops and to go and invade take back what was ours ( Greece’s) before 400 years ago, a city called Conatantinople/ Instanbul”…… That’s why they wanted to kill me and that’s why we fled Greece son.