Prince Philip, Husband of Queen and Son of Righteous Gentile, Passes Away at 99

Stand for Israel  |  April 9, 2021

Prince Philip in Reunion with His Mother
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is shown in a reunion with his mother, Princess Alice of Greece. They met when both attended the marriage of Princess Margeritha of Baden and Prince Tomislavof Yugoslavia. The wedding was performed in Salem Castle, seat off the House of Baden, near Lake Constance, last week. Princess Alice, widow of Prince Andrew of Greece is living a semi-cloistered life as a nun on the Aegean Island of Tinos, where she has formed an order of deaconesses. She wears a habit similar to that of the Greek Orthodox religious orders.

Recently, we told you the story of a hero of the Holocaust, Princess Alice, who saved the lives of Jewish people in Greece during the Holocaust. Today, our friends at The Times of Israel report that her son, Prince Philip, the husband of England’s Queen Elizabeth, has died at the age of 99:

Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99…

Philip’s mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg, a descendent of German princes. Like his future wife, Elizabeth, Philip was also a great-grandchild of Queen Victoria…

She died in 1969 and was posthumously honored by Britain and Israel for sheltering a Jewish family in Nazi-occupied Athens during the war.

She is buried in Jerusalem and is counted as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, an honor bestowed by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial on non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust…

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