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Prince Philip, the debonair Duke of Edinburgh, was born on 10th June 1921. He is the decorous spouse of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was given birth to in Greece but his family was dispensable banished from the country. Due to his eccentric mother being in the psychiatric clinic and his father being mostly absent after the banishment, Philip had the most unconventional childhood.
Philip was bestowed on his parents as a blessing, being born after four girls. Alice went into labor on 10th June and delivered the infant on a dining room table as their doctor ascertained that it was the best place for giving birth. Philip’s birth name was Philippos and he was sixth in line to the Greek throne. Andrea wasn’t present during Philip’s birth as he was the major general in the Greek army at that time and was away on duty.
In the year 1931, when Philip was only 10 years old, his mother Alice was admitted to a mental facility, much to her dismay, after suffering through a hapless nervous breakdown. Andrea, his father, went on to live in the south of France after barring their family home in Paris. This instance left an impressionable Philip to be brought up by his maternal family; the Milford Havens and Mountbattens. The fervent little boy, unfortunately, heard nothing from his parents for almost five years.
Philip’s initial education was at The Elms, an American school in Paris. The school owner rendered him as an incredibly smart but eminently polite boy. He went on to attend Cheam School in United Kingdom in 1928, where he lived with his maternal grandmother Victoria Mountbatten and his uncle George Mountbatten. Next, he was sent to Schule Schloss Salem in Germany which was free of tuition fees for him as the school was owned by his brother in law.