Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Biographical information

RolesOther • Administrator
Full namePhilip•Mountbatten
Used namePhilip, Duke•of Edinburgh
Born10 June 1921 in Kerkyra (Corfu), Ionia Nesia (GRE)
Died9 April 2021 in Windsor, England (GBR)
Title(s)His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron of Greenwich; formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, although he renounced those titles.
NOC Great Britain


Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh was born on 10 June 1921 in Corfu, Greece. In 1947 he married Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth. He was educated in Great Britain and was active in cricket, hockey, rowing and sailing and had a naval career from 1939 to 1951, where he served as Lieutenant-Commander.

The Prince was an excellent polo-player and took up Four-in-hand Driving when it became an FEI discipline in the early seventies. He competed at six World and three European Championships and placed sixth individually in the 1982 World Championships. He was a Member of the British gold medal team at 1980 World Championships and a member of the British bronze medal teams at the 1978, 1982 and 1984 World Championships.

Prince Philip officially opened the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and later served as President of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) from 1964 to 1986. Prince Philip was President of the World Wildlife Fund.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Fédération Équestre Internationale 1964—1986 GBR Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1956 Summer Olympics Officially opened the Games GBR Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Olympic family relations