We join with others across the globe in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We honor his inspired life of public service and offer our deep condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
Prince Philip was born on the island of Corfu in Greece, on June 10, 1921. As members of Greek and Danish royalty, Philip and his family were banished from his native country when he was young, with the boy subsequently living in France, Germany and Britain. Philip married Queen Elizabeth II before her ascension to the British throne in 1952. Their children include Prince Charles, heir apparent to the throne, Anne, Andrew and Edward. Philip served as the British royal consort for more than six decades.