• Prince Philip married the future Queen in 1947
  • He had a tragic but lesser-known upbringing
  • Watch our video on Prince Philip's tragic youth

Unknown to many in the public, Prince Philip's life wasn't always royally glamorous. In his youth, he had to overcome a series of devastating challenges that threatened to derail him.

Prince Philip Faced Tragedy Before Marrying Elizabeth

Born in 1921 in Greece, Philip was the fifth and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Here we'll tell you about his tragic life before he met Queen Elizabeth.

Prince Philip's Tragic Life Before Meeting Queen Elizabeth

In his youth, Prince Philip was always on the move. His family faced exile and tragedies, and the young prince was mostly raised away from his parents.

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Watch the video above to learn more!