Because Filipino was prince and not king of England

Because Filipino was prince and not king of England

Throughout his life he was at the side of Elizabeth ii with the charge of the consort prince and not as king. Despite having many titles, we have always heard him call his royal height the Filipino prince, Duke of Edinburgh. On the contrary, when william becomes king, kate middleton will be appointed queen.

Why this difference with the missing prince today? The titles of the Filipino princeFilippo is not an English nobleman: He was the fifth son of the Greek prince and princess of alice of baptism, far descendant of the victory queen. The Greek prince was not particularly well-groomed by the royal family, indeed.

To be able to marry with Elizabeth Filipino renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles and his claims on the Greek throne, he converted to the Anglican religion and was naturalized British citizen. Because Filipino has remained “consort prince” and not kingIn 1953, Elizabeth was crowned queen, but he was not appointed “the consort king”. The reason lies in a rooted custom in the real English house: the king indicates the heir to the throne to which the crown is actively transmitted, while the queen may also be the consort of a king.

Even the queen victory, so longevous and powerful to give the name to an age, did not want to name “the wife” his beloved tree, which remained forever prince. And so he elixabetta, who also refused to give the surname mountbatten to his children, preferring to continue the hereditary windsor line.