A Greek name meaning “horse lover,” Philip has been common in France, Spain and the United Kingdom for centuries. Variant forms of the name include Felipe, Filippo, Phill and Philippe.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, married Queen Elizabeth in 1947. They had two children, Charles and Anne, before the Queen took the throne and two children, Andrew and Edward, after she succeeded to the throne. Prince Philip had a successful career in the Royal Navy and although he gave up active duty in 1951 he remains active in the service. He celebrated his 90th birthday in 2011 and continues to be a part of public engagements with Her Majesty.
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