Philip, Prince (Duke of Edinburgh)

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Philip, Prince (Duke of Edinburgh) Gender: M
Filippos, Prince of Greece and Denmark
born on 10 June 1921 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Mon Repos, Greece, 39n36, 19e56
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°53' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°08 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 18°39'

Prince (Duke of Edinburgh) Philip (image)
photo: Allan warren, license gfdl


Greek-Danish-British husband of Queen Elizabeth II from 1947 until his death in 2021, he was the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch (1952-2021, 68 years) and, having died at age 99, the oldest ever male member of the British royal family.

He served in the British Navy during World War II and was a pilot-Captain General of the Royal Marines. He was also an enthusiastic yachtsman and polo player, and known for his concern for wildlife conservation. Philip was notorious in the media for colourful verbal gaffes. No one, public or private, was safe from his volcanic temper and withering wit.

Born a Prince of Greece and Denmark, he was the only son and fifth and final 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.

Philip adopted the family name of 'Mountbatten' (English version of the German 'Battenberg') when he renounced his royal title in 1947 and became a naturalized British citizen. He was related to many of Europe's royal families. The prince and Queen Elizabeth both had Queen Victoria as a great-great-grandmother, and were second cousins once removed.

He was educated at schools in France, England and Germany, and attended Gordonstoun School which all three of his sons also attended. In 1939, he left Gordonstoun and joined the Royal Navy as a cadet. He was appointed Commander of the Frigate HMS MAGPIE in 1952, but ended his naval career with the death of his father-in-law, King George VI.

Philip married then Princess Elizabeth of England on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. In April 1952, the Queen made the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Thistle. In February 1957, he was made a prince of the United Kingdom, being known from then on as "Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh." Though he had no official role in the monarchy, it is said that he assumed the strong hand of raising Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. As manager of the royal estates, he computerized the Sandringham and Balmoral royal residences, and his own study was said to have looked "like the cockpit of the Concorde."

A patron of some 800 organizations, Philip played a prominent part in many aspects of British national life. His special interests were in scientific and technological research, the encouragement of sports, and conservation and the environment. He was the first President of World Wildlife Fund-UK from its formation in 1961 to 1982, and International President of what later became the World Wide Fund for Nature from 1981 to 1996. He became President Emeritus of the WWF.

At the age of 79, he fulfilled a staggering 557 official engagements and he delivered, on average, seven speeches a month for 50 years.

Prince Philip was admitted to hospital on 4 April 2008 with a chest infection and was released two days later. Philip retired from his royal duties on 2 August 2017, aged 96, having completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

On 9 January 2021, Philip and the Queen were vaccinated against COVID-19 by a household doctor at Windsor Castle. On 16 February 2021, Philip was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital as a "precautionary measure" after feeling unwell. On 1 March 2021, Philip was transferred by ambulance to St Bartholomew's Hospital where he underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition on 3 March, and was transferred back to King Edward VII's Hospital on 5 March. He was discharged on 16 March. Prince Philip died peacefully at Windsor Castle on the morning of 9 April 2021 at the age of 99.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Phillips, Peter (born 15 November 1977). Notes: Grandkin
  • role played of/by Cromwell, James (born 27 January 1940). Notes: 2006 film "The Queen"
  • role played of/by Granger, Stewart (born 6 May 1913). Notes: 1982 TV film "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana"
  • role played of/by Lee, Christopher (born 27 May 1922). Notes: 1982 TV film "Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story"
  • role played of/by Smith, Matt (born 28 October 1982). Notes: 2016-2017 TV series "The Crown"


  • Social : Acquired Citizenship 1947 (British)
  • Relationship : Marriage 20 November 1947 (Queen Elizabeth II)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 4 April 2008 (Chest infection; hospitalised two days)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 16 February 2021 (Admitted to hospital for an infection)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 3 March 2021 (Heart surgery)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 16 March 2021 (Discharged from hospital)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 April 2021 (In the morning, age 99)
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Source Notes

British Astrological Association quotes official bulletin, 11/1972 with a time of 21:46 (9:46 pm). The biography, The Queen, states that he was born on a dining room table in Corfu, named Phillipos Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glucksberg.

In Roger Elliot's Astrology and the Royal Family (1977), data are lacking but the map also has a setting sun. Greece adopted the Gregorian calendar on 28 July 1916 though orthodox churches did so only on 14 October 1923. Therefore, 28 May 1921 OS is correct.

Charles Harvey wrote, "June 10, 1921, 10:00 AM was recorded by his father, King Andrew, in November or December after the birth. He also wrote October 21, 1921 as OS. His memory may not have been fresh, as the attending nanny wrote a biography in which she said that the sun was setting."

(Formerly, Church of Light quotes Tucker in 8/1965 for 10:05 AM EET. Baird had 11:04 PM LMT from Ziegler. Penfield quotes Denis Judd, Prince Philip (1980), for 28 May 1921 OS, 10 June 1921 NS, "born on the day of the twenty-eighth of the month of May in the year 1921 on the day of the week Friday at 10 o'clock in the morning," birth recorded in Greek Old Style.)

Starkman quotes Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life by Philip Eade (Harper Press, 2011), pages 27-28: "Alice [Philip's mother] went into labour on 10 June 1921 and was taken by the Corfiot doctor to the dining-room table, which he deemed the most suitable place in the house for this thirty-six-year-old princess to give birth. At 10 a.m., a baby boy was delivered. Registered in nearby Corfu Town under the name of Philippos, he was sixth in line to the Greek throne".

Starkman rectified to 09.51.28 EET Asc 16Leo58'.

Biographies: Tim Heald, Philip:A Portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh (authorized); and John Parker, Prince Philip: His Secret Life (unauthorized, St. Martin's, 1990).

Original BC

Chris Mitchell pointed, on 12 April 2021, to the birth certificate published in an English newspaper. oron 10 πμ stands for 'hour 10 proi = before noon'


  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic (Charming)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Traits : Personality : Temper
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Only son and fifth and final child)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (73 years, from 1947-2021)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Queen Elizabeth II)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Yachtsman)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Polo)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood (Palaces)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 99)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Admiral of the Fleet)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy, WWII)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Glücksburg, by birth)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Windsor, by marriage)