Former aide to Prince Philip charged with sexual assault

Former aide to Prince Philip charged with sexual assault

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Benjamin Herman, former aide to Britain's Prince Philip, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault dating back to the 1970s.
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Prince Philip undergoes medical procedure on right hand

Prince Philip undergoes medical procedure on right hand

LONDON, May 21 (UPI) --Prince Philip was seen sporting a bandage on his hand as he attended several events at Buckingham Palace with his wife, Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday.
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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip to attend D-Day anniversary

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth and her husband, who both served in the British military in World War II, are planning a trip to France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Chocolate castle, lawn gnome among gifts given British royal family

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's Buckingham Palace revealed unusual gifts presented to the royal family in 2013 include a chocolate model of Windsor Castle and a garden gnome.

Book: Queen Elizabeth joked about hitting Idi Amin with sword

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II joked about hitting Ugandan dictator Idi Amin with a ceremonial sword if he came to a Silver Jubilee service in London, a new book says.

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LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Thirty members of the British royal family are expected at Sandringham for Christmas, packing Queen Elizabeth's 270-room Norfolk retreat to the rafters.
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A million people lined the streets Nov. 25, 1963, and millions more were glued to TVs as the United States paid final respects to President John F. Kennedy.

Police challenge Prince Andrew on Buckingham Palace grounds

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Two police officers stopped Prince Andrew on the grounds of Buckingham Palace two days after a stranger was caught inside, British media reported Saturday.
Princess Diana was spiteful, queen's cousin-in-law says

Princess Diana was spiteful, queen's cousin-in-law says

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Pamela Hicks, British Prince Philip's first cousin, told Vanity Fair magazine the late Princess Diana was spiteful and unkind to the royal family.
London police said re-examining Princess Diana's death

London police said re-examining Princess Diana's death

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Philip 'back in circulation' for first time since surgery in June

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Prince Philip was back on the job Monday for the first time since he had surgery in June, presenting medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Prince Harry passes test to be Apache aircraft commander

Prince Harry passes test to be Apache aircraft commander

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Capt. Harry Wales, the helicopter pilot known in civilian life as Prince Harry, qualified as an Apache aircraft commander, U.K. military officials said Friday.

King Albert II of Belgium announces abdication

BRUSSELS, July 3 (UPI) -- King Albert II of Belgium announced his abdication Wednesday evening, effective July 21, in favor of his son, Prince Philip.
Britain's Prince Philip leaves hospital

Britain's Prince Philip leaves hospital

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's 92-year-old husband, has been discharged from London Clinic where he underwent an exploratory operation.

Queen Elizabeth pays birthday visit to Prince Philip in hospital

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Prince Philip spent his 92nd birthday Monday in a London hospital, getting a visit from his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.
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Prince Philip
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh listens to remarks of Vice-President Dick Cheney during a tour of Historic Jamestown, Virginia on May 4, 2007. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is visiting the area to mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, England's first permanent settlement in North America. (UPI Photo/Bill Tiernan/POOL)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark 10 June 1921) is the husband of Elizabeth II. He is the United Kingdom's longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch.

A member of the Danish-German House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl├╝cksburg, Prince Philip was born into the Greek royal family, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a child. After being educated in Germany and the UK, at the age of 18 he joined the British Royal Navy. From 1939, he began corresponding with Elizabeth, the eldest daughter and heiress presumptive of King George VI. During World War II he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets.

After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. Prior to the official engagement announcement, he renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles, converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism, and became a naturalised British subject, adopting the surname Mountbatten from his British maternal grandparents. After an official engagement of five months, as Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten he married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. On his marriage, he was granted the style of His Royal Highness and the title of Duke of Edinburgh by his father-in-law. Philip left active service, having reached the rank of Commander, when Elizabeth became Queen in 1952. His wife made him a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957, as well as Lord High Admiral in 2011.

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