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Her Majesty met Philip Mountbatten, The Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 13 at his cousin’s wedding and they got married in 1947, when Britain was just recovering from the devastations of Second World War. The Royal wedding featuring Elizabeth in a beautiful gown decorated with 10,000 pearls and Philip dressed decently hosted more than 2000 guests. After the ceremony, the couple went to the Buckingham Palace balcony to greet the large crowd. Philip has four children with the Queen and has been a great support for her during her reign.
Born at Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece, Prince Philip is the son of Prince Andrew and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philips completed his education in Germany, England and Gordonstoun in Scotland. Head of the school cricket and hockey teams during his school days, Philip was also an enthusiastic scholar which made him the head boy in his school. Her Majesty had been performing public duties and numerous charities for decades, following which; The Duke of Edinburgh discarded his Royal navy aspirations to perform more public duties to support the Queen. Prince Philip was also renowned for speaking his mind and making offensive comments which often landed him in trouble.