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Prince Philip Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who is Prince Philip?
A: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

Where was Prince Philip born?
A: He was born in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu.

When was he born?
A: On 10 June 1921, the only son and fifth and final child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg.

Who were Philip's four elder sisters?
A: Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie.

He was baptized into what church?
A: Greek Orthodox Church.

Who were his godparents?
A: His paternal grandmother Queen Olga of Greece and Alexandros S. Kokotos, Mayor of Corfu.

Shortly after Philip's birth, what happened to his maternal grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenberg, then known as Louis Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven?
A: He died in London.

Louis was a naturalized British citizen, who, after a career in the Royal Navy, had renounced his German titles and adopted what surname?
A: Mountbatten, an Anglicized version of Battenberg.

After visiting London for the memorial, Philip and his mother returned to Greece where Prince Andrew had remained behind to do what?
A: Command an army division embroiled in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922).

On 22 September 1922, Philip's uncle, King Constantine I, was forced to do what?
A: Abdicate and the new military government arrested Prince Andrew, along with others.

What happened to the commander of the army, General Georgios Hatzianestis, and five senior politicians?
A: They were executed.

Prince Andrew's life was believed to be what?
A: In danger, and Alice was under surveillance.

In December, a revolutionary court did what?
A: Banished Prince Andrew from Greece for life.

The British naval vessel HMS Calypso evacuated whom?
A: Prince Andrew's family, with Philip carried to safety in a cot made from a fruit box.

Where did Philip's family go?
A: They went to France, where they settled in the Paris suburb of Saint-Cloud in a house lent to them by his wealthy aunt, Princess George of Greece and Denmark.

Because Philip left Greece as a baby, he does not have what?
A: A strong grasp of the Greek language.

What did he say in 1992?
A: He said that he "could understand a certain amount".

Philip has stated that he has thought of himself as what?
A: Danish, and his family spoke English, French, and German.

Philip, who in his youth was known for his charm, was linked to what?
A: A number of women including Osla Benning.

Where was Philip was first educated?
A: At The Elms, an American school in Paris.

In 1928, where was he sent?
A: To the United Kingdom to attend Cheam School.

Who did he live with?
A: With his maternal grandmother, Victoria Mountbatten, his uncle, George Mountbatten.

In the next three years, what did his four sisters do?
A: They married German noblemen and moved to Germany.

His mother was placed in an asylum after being diagnosed with what?
A: Schizophrenia.

Where did his father go?
A: His father moved to a small flat in Monte Carlo.

Philip had little contact with “whom”, for the remainder of his childhood?
A: His mother.

In 1933, where was he sent?
A: To Schule Schloss Salem in Germany, which had the "advantage of saving school fees" because it was owned by the family of his brother-in-law, Berthold, Margrave of Baden.

What did Salem's Jewish founder, Kurt Hahn do with the rise of Nazism in Germany?
A: He fled persecution and founded Gordonstoun School in Scotland.

After two terms at Salem, Philip moved to where?
A: Gordonstoun.

In 1937, what happened to his sister Cecilie, her husband Georg Donatus, her two young sons, Ludwig and Alexander, her newborn infant and her mother-in-law, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich?
A: They were killed in an air crash at Ostend; Philip, then sixteen years old, attended the funeral in Darmstadt.

The following year, his uncle and guardian Lord Milford Haven died of what?
A: Bone marrow cancer.

After leaving Gordonstoun in 1939, what did Philip do?
A: He joined the Royal Navy, graduating the next year from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as the best cadet in his course.

During the Second World War, what did two of his brothers-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse and Berthold, Margrave of Baden, do?
A: Fought on the opposing German side.

When was Philip appointed as a midshipman?
A: In January 1940.

He spent four months on what battleship?
A: HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean.

After the invasion of Greece by Italy in October 1940, he was transferred from the Indian Ocean to what?
A: The battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean Fleet.

Philip served aboard HMS Valiant in what battle?
A: The Battle of the Mediterranean.

On 1 February 1941, what was he was commissioned as?
A: A sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth, in which he gained the top grade in four out of five sections of the qualifying examination.

Among other engagements, he was involved in what battle?
A: The Battle of Crete.

He was mentioned in dispatches for his service during what battle?
A: The Battle of Cape Matapan, in which he controlled the battleship's searchlights.

He was also awarded the what?
A: The Greek War Cross of Valor.

Duties of lesser glory included what?
A: Stoking the boilers of the troop transport ship RMS Empress of Russia.

In June 1942, he was appointed to what?
A: The V and W-class destroyer and flotilla leader HMS Wallace.

When was he promoted to lieutenant?
A: On 16 July 1942.

In October of the same year, he became first lieutenant of what ship?
A: HMS Wallace, at 21 years old one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy.

During the invasion of Sicily, in July 1943, as second in command of HMS Wallace, what did he do?
A: He saved his ship from a night bomber attack.

He devised a plan to launch a raft with smoke floats that did what?
A: Successfully distracted the bombers, allowing the ship to slip away unnoticed.

In 1944, he moved on to what new destroyer?
A: HMS Whelp, where he saw service with the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla.

He was present in Tokyo Bay when the instrument of “what” was signed?
A: Japanese surrender.

On 8 February 1960, several years after the death of Queen Mary and the resignation of Churchill, the Queen issued what?
A: An Order in Council declaring that Mountbatten-Windsor would be the surname of her and her husband's male-line descendants who are not styled as Royal Highness or titled as Prince or Princess.

While it seems the Queen had "absolutely set her heart" on such a change and had it in mind for some time, it occurred only eleven days before what?
A: The birth of Prince Andrew (19 February).

After her accession to the throne, the Queen also announced what?
A: That the Duke was to have "place, pre-eminence and precedence" next to her "on all occasions and in all meetings, except where otherwise provided by Act of Parliament".

This meant the Duke took precedence over whom?
A: His son, the Prince of Wales, except, officially, in the British parliament.

The Queen referred to Prince Philip in a speech on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 as her what?
A: "Constant strength and guide"

As consort to the Queen, Philip supported his wife in her new duties as sovereign, accompanying her to what?
A: Ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament in various countries, state dinners, and tours abroad.

As Chairman of the Coronation Commission, he was the first member of the royal family to do what?
A: To fly in a helicopter, visiting the troops that were to take part in the ceremony.

From 1956 to 1957, Philip travelled around the world aboard the newly commissioned HMY Britannia, during which he did what?
A: Opened the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and visited the Antarctic, becoming the first royal to cross the Antarctic Circle.

On 22 February 1957, the Queen granted her husband the style and title of a what?
A: A Prince of the United Kingdom by Letters Patent, and it was gazetted that he was to be known as "His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh".

Philip is patron of how many organizations, particularly focused on the environment, industry, sport, and education?
A: Some 800.

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