His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was a British monarch. In 1947, he married then Princess Elizabeth, who upon her father's death in 1952 became Queen Elizabeth II. Born in Greece in 1921, Prince Philip was educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In 1939, he joined the British Royal Navy. He was stationed in the Mediterranean and Pacific during World War II and was awarded accolades for his outstanding service. Before retiring from royal duties in 2017, Prince Philip served as patron to nearly 800 organizations. He was particularly interested in sports, industry, the environment, and education.