Asked in Royal Family
Royal Family

Is prince Philip Greek?


Wiki User

He was born in Greece (Corfu), but is not Greek by descent, as his appearance demonstrates.

When the Greeks wanted to restore the monarchy in 1911, they needed to import a family that knew the ropes, so they offered the crown to a minor branch of the Danish royal family. The new King's nephew was Prince Philip's father.

On his mother's side, Prince Philip is German. She was a Battenberg (Mountbatten).