From ConservapediaDuke of Edinburgh, (born June 10, 1921 as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark), is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. He was born in Greece and was a prince of the Greek royal family. Evacuated to Britain after a revolutionary coup d'etat in his homeland, he became a naval cadet and served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, earning a Mention in Despatches for his actions during the Battle of Cape Matapan. In 1947 he renounced his Greek and Danish titles and became a British citizen before marrying Princess Elizabeth, who became queen in 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI.
Prince Philip cultivates a gruff and sometimes tactless persona, and affects to be impatient of court protocol. This lack of political correctness has led him to be mocked by some in the liberal media, though others admire his directness and robust humor.