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Unlike Queen Elizabeth, whose family was very stable and united, Prince Philip as an infant had to flee Greece with his parents and four sisters, says Harris, whose latest book, Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting , comes out April 8. When Philip was nine years old, his mother, who had schizophrenia, was committed to a mental institution in Switzerland and his father took off with a mistress. Their only son was sent to boarding school in England and was shuffled from relative to relative during holidays, says Harris. View photos More 2. Queen Elizabeth is his third cousin. Five years her senior, Prince Philip met Queen Elizabeth in 1939 when she was just 13. He gave her a tour of the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, and she was impressed with him from the start, says Harris. They became pen pals, and seven years later, Philip asked King George VI for his daughters hand in marriage. They married when Elizabeth was 21, after waiting a year at the Kings request. View photos More 3.


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