By Vaibhavi Dahake

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10 Fascinating Facts About The Late Prince Philip

April 10, 2021

Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip passed away on April 9 at the age of 99. Here are some fascinating lesser-known facts about the Duke of Edinburgh

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Prince Philip met Queen Elizabeth II for the first time when she was only 13 years old.

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Prince Philip and his wife share the same great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria — making them third cousins.

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Prince's sisters did not attend his wedding because they were married to Germans and due to the tiff between Britain and Germany they were not allowed to be a part of the royal wedding.

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Prince Philip was the first male member of the Royal Family who lived for 99 years.

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Prince Philip was the first British Royal to give an interview on TV for a BBC programme. That happened in May 1961.

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He was a published author, licensed pilot and naval officer.

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Philip had a deep passion for carriage driving, which he shared with his granddaughter, Lady Louise.

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Prince Philip had a troubled childhood as his family was forced to leave Greece due to political upheaval. He was actually made to hide in an orange crate to leave the country safely. He took his mother's maiden name Mountbatten.

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One of his greatest legacies is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, which has given millions of adolescents the chance to face challenges and achieve their best using various life skills.

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Philip was involved in more than 700 different organizations, chaired more than 1000 official meetings. Before he retired from his royal engagements, he attended 22,000 official events and delivered some 5500 speeches over a lifetime of service.

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Prince Philip was an extraordinary man who led an extraordinary life

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