Why was Prince Philip not a King?
On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II’s news was confirmed by the palace and people were quick to look into her relationship with Prince Philip with one burning question on everyone’s mind and that is why Prince Philip? Not given the title “King”?
Queen Elizabeth was the longest-reigning British monarch, and people expressed their grief on social media and outside the palace after news of her death was confirmed.
Shortly after her death, Prince Charles was revealed to have ascended the throne, making him King Charles III. Meanwhile, people looked back and looked at the relationship between Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth.
Why wasn’t Prince Philip king?
According to Reader’s Digest, the reason Prince Philip never received the title “King” was because of a previously introduced British parliamentary law.
By law, if a woman of royal blood married, her husband would not be entitled to take the male form of his wife’s title. This meant that, when Queen Elizabeth became Queen, Prince Philip did not need to take the title of King.
The same was true of Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank. Meanwhile, when a male member of the royal family marries, things are different as the wife will have equal rights to her husband’s title. For example, how Kate Middleton got the title of Princess of Wales now.
How many years have Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth been married?
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been married for almost 74 years. As of today, they met in 1939. Queen Elizabeth was 13 at the time and Prince Philip was 18.
The outlet says it was like love at first sight for Queen Elizabeth. They exchanged letters and kept in touch while Prince Philip enlisted in the Royal Navy. They finally got married in 1947.
They welcomed two sons before Queen Elizabeth became Queen in 1953. He then welcomed two more children into the royal family.
Throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign, Prince Philip stood by her side and supported her in everything.
When did Prince Philip die?
Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99. It was revealed that he died of natural causes. Following his death, the Royal Family went into two weeks of mourning.
Earlier, Prince Philip was hospitalized for an infection and is undergoing treatment. Following his death, members of the royal family shared their thoughts on social media.
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