Then in 1937, Philip's sister and her family died in a plane crash. The following year, his uncle died as well. Philip then went to live with another uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and it was this relationship that motivated Prince Philip to later fight for the honour of his surname. To hear this story, please watch the video above.

This Is How Hard Prince Philip Fought For The Mountbatten Name Among The Royals

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Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, prior to his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, saluting as he resumes his attendance at the Royal Naval Officers School at Kingsmoor, Hawthorn, England, July 31st 1947