Prince Philip could miss the royal wedding as he continues to recover from hip replacement surgery a month ago, it emerged today. The Duke of Edinburgh's grandson Prince Harry will tie the knot with fiancée Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, on May 19. Today, Kensington Palace said Harry, 33, would be supported at the ceremony by his grandmother The Queen, his dad Prince Charles and his brother Prince William, who is his best man. But when asked if his grandfather Philip would be attending, an aide said: “We very much hope so”, adding that Buckingham Palace staff would have guidance on that “closer to the time”. For live updates on the royal wedding announcement, click here Meghan Markle's dad WILL walk his daughter down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle Philip, 96, is still recovering from his successful hip replacement operation, which took place at King Edward VII hospital on April 4. Nine days later, he was pictured … [Read more...] about Prince Philip could miss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding
AS the world awaits the wedding of Harry and Meghan, The Sun today reveals a secret affection that the Queen harboured for a dashing guardsman in her younger days. Patrick Plunket was the only other man she ever looked at, and to this day she thinks of him. The dazzlingly handsome former Guards officer spent 25 years in her service. He was more than a courtier and much more than a friend. He danced with her. He joked with her. He served her and guided her. And when her marriage hit a rocky patch, he comforted her. In her 92 years, no other man has ever been that close to the Queen, apart from Prince Philip. In 1975, when bachelor Plunket died from liver cancer aged just 51, the Queen was plunged into grief. Breaching all protocol, she ordered a royal funeral for him at St James’s Palace. Again, she broke precedent by attending his memorial service. Then she ordered that a memorial temple should be built to him in Windsor Great Park. She … [Read more...] about Meet the dashing guardsman Patrick Plunket who captured the Queen’s heart over 25 years — and was a comfort as Prince Philip partied
Here's a look at the life of Great Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Personal:Birth date: June 10, 1921 Birth place: Corfu, Greece Birth name: Prince Philip of Greece Father: Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark Read More Mother: Princess Alice of Battenburg Marriage: Queen Elizabeth II (November 20, 1947-present) Children: Edward, Earl of Wessex (March 10, 1964); Andrew, Duke of York (February 19, 1960); Anne, Princess Royal (September 15, 1950); Charles, Prince of Wales (November 14, 1948) Military: British Royal Navy, 1939-1953 Other Facts:His full title is HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, Knight of the Garter, Knight of the Thistle, Order of Merit, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of Australia, Companion of The Queen's Service Order, Privy Counsellor. His ancestry is not Greek by blood, but English, Russian, German/Prussian and Danish. Prince Philip is … [Read more...] about Prince Philip Fast Facts
MANY parents name their kids after family members or use their middle names, and the royals are particular fans of this tradition. While the world waits with bated breath to see what the new royal baby will be called, here are the full names of his family… What are full names of the royal family? The Queen Full name - Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Title - Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith Prince Phillip Full name - Philip, Prince of Greece; he has also been known as Philip Mountbatten Title - His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, Knight of the Garter, Knight of the Thistle, Order of Merit, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of Australia, Companion of The Queen's Service Order, Privy Counsellor Prince Charles Full name – … [Read more...] about What are Prince Philip, Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton’s dad’s full names and official titles?
THE Queen has broken scores of records during her glorious and lengthy reign — and she and Prince Philip have enjoyed the longest royal marriage in history. For many of us, the beginnings of their royal romance was before our time. Here's what you need to know about the historic event. When did Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip get married? Elizabeth II married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, as he was then known, on November 20, 1947. They reached their platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 which marked 70 years since their big day. The couple had met 13 years earlier, at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark and Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934. After a third meeting in July 1939 our future Queen, who was just 13 years old at the time, is said to have fallen in love with Philip - and they began exchanging letters. The couple became secretly engaged in 1946 and Elizabeth's father, King George VI, ordered that any formal engagement was delayed until after … [Read more...] about When did Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip get married, where was their wedding held and how many children do they have together?