Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, celebrated his 88th birthday today, June 10, 2009. He was born in Corfu to Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg.


The day was just like any other working day for the prince consort. Prince Philip met with foreign travel writers to promote British tourism, and attended a reception for the Special Boat Service Association.

Prince Philip celebrated his birthday with a private party, with just a few simple public events to commemorate it. The Scots Guards played Happy Birthday during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Both the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company fired gun salutes.

Happy birthday, Prince Philip!!!!

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