Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years and grandfather of Princes William and Harry , is back home at Windsor Castle after a month in hospital, and now looks forward to his 100th birthday in June. But who was the multitalented Duke of Edinburgh before he married the queen? Is Meghan Markle the most hated woman in the world? Prince Philip was born in Greece into the Greek and Danish royal families . But he is related to many other royal families within Europe through his royal lineage. The Greek monarchy is actually a relatively new royal house. It was created by the London Conference of 1832 that was aimed at establishing a stable government for the country. Peek inside Prince Harry’s cousin Kitty Spencer’s US$26m home The first Greek crown was offered to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which is the family name of the British royals through Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. Because of anti-German sentiment during the first world war, it was changed by Britain’s King George V to Windsor in 1917. Leopold was not interested in being the first king of Greece but was later elected King of the Belgians. The title of first Greek king was then offered to – and accepted by – Prince Otto of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach. He reigned for 30 years before being deposed, and in 1862 there was another search for a king. Most of the Greeks wanted Prince Alfred – the second son of Queen Victoria and Albert – to be king, but he declined. The job was eventually taken by Prince Vilhelm of Denmark of the House of Glucksburg, the second son of the Danish monarch. In 1863, he became His Majesty George I, King of the Hellenes – which is another word for Greeks and other countries surrounding the Mediterranean. 7 people Meghan Markle ‘ghosted’ during her rise to royalty Prince Philip’s father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, was the seventh child of King George I of Greece and his wife Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia’s Romanov family. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Life of The Past (@caviarencigarettes) Prince Andrew married Princess Alice of Battenberg, a name later anglicised to Mountbatten. Prince Andrew and Princess Alice met in London at the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902. King Edward was Andrew’s uncle through Edward’s wife Alexandra of Denmark, and King Edward was also Alice’s grand-uncle – her mother, Princess Victoria of Hesse, was Edward’s niece. Does Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha deserve the flak? The Duke of Edinburgh was therefore born a prince. However, the Greek royal family was deposed in 1924 when Philip was still an infant and went on to live in exile in Europe. The young prince was educated in France and Germany. He then went to live at Kensington Palace in London with his maternal grandmother Victoria Mountbatten and uncle George Mountbatten. He attended Cheam School, then Gordonstoun in Scotland, before joining the Royal Navy in 1939 at the age of 18. Why do Diana, Meghan and Kate wear alphabet necklaces? Prince Philip first met Princess Elizabeth when she was 13. He had been escorting her around the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, together with her father King George VI and her sister Princess Margaret . They did not get engaged until July 1947 and they were married in Westminster Abbey in November of the same year. The Greek royal family returned from exile in 1935 after a vote showed 98 per cent of the country wanted to reinstate the monarchy. Prince Philip’s first cousin, George II, became king. But in 1941 during the second world war, the royals were forced again into exile after the Germans invaded. The family returned to the throne again in 1946, but George died a year later and his brother Paul became king until his death in 1964. Paul’s son, Constantine II, then became king until the royals were overthrown in 1973. What’s up with Meghan Markle’s outfit in that Oprah Winfrey interview? King Constantine and his wife Queen Anne Marie – who was born into the Danish royal family – lived in Hampstead in London for many years, and were only allowed to return to live in Greece in 2013. King Constantine’s oldest son, Crown Prince Pavlos, married long-time Hong Kong resident Marie-Chantal Miller . She is the daughter of DFS (Duty Free Shops) co-founder Robert Miller. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .