The Duke of Edinburgh was 99 years old when he died of old age on April 9, 2021. He was for 74 years at the side of Queen Elizabeth II, was a very prepared person physically and intellectually, so much so that he spoke several languages.
Prince Philip retired from his duties at the age of 96, 30 years after the usual retirement age for most people. He made 22,191 solo official engagements and delivered 5,493 speeches during his career. He was also an advocate for many important causes, including on scientific research, industry and the environment. Even after his retirement, he continued as a member of 780 organizations.
Elizabeth II always described him as her “rock” and her “supporter.” He was known for his love of horses and equestrian activities such as polo and carriage racing, a sport in which he competed for the United Kingdom. He also enjoyed writing, painting, flying airplanes and had a great fondness for automobiles. He also enjoyed learning languages and managed to master some of them very well.
What languages did Prince Philip speak?
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh spoke three languages: English, French and German, but he does not speak Greek, even though he was born in that country, he had to leave it when he was just a little boy.
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