Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He was the oldest male member of the British royal family and the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch. Born as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, he was a member of the ‘House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.’ He joined the navy in 1938 and served during the ‘Second World War.’ His family connections earned him the access to the British royal family, and his engagement with Princess Elizabeth, who later became the queen, took place. Before his engagement, he abandoned his Danish and Greek royal titles. Before the wedding, he was created Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, and Duke of Edinburgh. Since 1952, he served as the royal consort of the UK and the other Commonwealth realms. Of the many societies and causes which he supportted, the Duke of Edinburgh’s scheme for young people and his initiatives to protect the wildlife are the most prominent ones. Apart from serving as the royal consort, Philip was a vigorous public speaker and enthusiastic sportsman. He held honorary memberships in the Rotary clubs of Edinburgh, Scotland, and King’s Lynn, England. He was a patron of many organizations, and served as chairman of ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’ for people aged 14 to 24.