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The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.

The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.

Prince Phillip of Greece, later the Duke of Edinburgh, in costume for his role as Donalbane in a production of Macbeth at Gordonstoun. August 2, 1935 Grampian, Scotland, U

Prince Phillip of Greece, later the Duke of Edinburgh, in costume for his role as Donalbane in a production of Macbeth at Gordonstoun. August 2, 1935 Grampian, Scotland, U

The family of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, from left: Prince Andrew, Princess Alice, Princess Margarita, Princess Theodora, Princess Cecilie, Princess Sophie, Prince Philip (now Duke of Edinburgh, husband of the Queen), 1926

The family of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, from left: Prince Andrew, Princess Alice, Princess Margarita, Princess Theodora, Princess Cecilie, Princess Sophie, Prince Philip (now Duke of Edinburgh, husband of the Queen), 1926

Prince Philip with his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece (nee Princess Alice of Battenberg).

Prince Philip with his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece (nee Princess Alice of Battenberg).

In a very rare show of public affection, Prince Philip gives a farewell kiss to the Queen in Ottawa as she prepared to fly home. Philip later left for the U.S. April 18, 1982

In a very rare show of public affection, Prince Philip gives a farewell kiss to the Queen in Ottawa as she prepared to fly home. Philip later left for the U.S. April 18, 1982

Beautiful blue lace, tulle, enormous sapphires and a handsome man. It's good to be Queen.

Beautiful blue lace, tulle, enormous sapphires and a handsome man. It's good to be Queen.

Princess Elizabeth, 21, (born 21 April 1926) and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, 26, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on 10 June 1921) in their 1947 engagement photo.

Princess Elizabeth, 21, (born 21 April 1926) and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, 26, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on 10 June 1921) in their 1947 engagement photo.

Prince Andrew Of Greece | Prince Andrew of Greece holding his daughter Margarita and nephew Louis Mountbatten

Prince Andrew Of Greece | Prince Andrew of Greece holding his daughter Margarita and nephew Louis Mountbatten

Prince Andrew of Greece  and Princess Alice of Battenberg /Prince Philip's parents/on their wedding day

Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg /Prince Philip's parents/on their wedding day

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave after attending Evensong in celebration of the centenary of the Order of the Companions of Honour at Hampton Court Palace on June 13, 2017 in London, England.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave after attending Evensong in celebration of the centenary of the Order of the Companions of Honour at Hampton Court Palace on June 13, 2017 in London, England.