For your consideration is a rare and important royalty/nobility signed/autographed antique historic royal manuscript document / letter / commission / appointment / order / decree / proclamation / royal presentation photograph, hand-signed by HRH Prince Philip, in original green leather royal presentation picture frame with gold embossed royal cypher of Prince Philip set at top center. This is an exceedingly rare official royal presentation photograph, typically reserved as gifts for royalty and important members of society and government. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families.He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, he joined the British Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth, whom he had first met in 1934. During the Second World War he served with distinction in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets. After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. Before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish titles and styles, became a naturalised British subject, and adopted his maternal grandparents' surname Mountbatten. He married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was granted the style His Royal Highness and created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich by King George VI. Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander, and was made a British prince in 1957. Philip and Elizabeth have four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Through a British Order in Council issued in 1960, descendants of the couple not bearing royal styles and titles can use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, which has also been used by some members of the royal family who do hold titles, such as Anne, Andrew, and Edward. A keen sports enthusiast, Philip helped develop the equestrian event of carriage driving. He is a patron, president, or member of over 780 organisations, and he serves as chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, a self-improvement program for young people aged 14 to 24. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest ever male member of the British royal family. Royal HRH Presentation Photograph / Photo measures 111x146mm, signed below on the mount.
Measures 176 x 250mm in frame. The item "Royalty Signed Antique Presentation Photograph Document Autograph Prince Philip" is in sale since Monday, March 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectibles". The seller is "galleryoff5th" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.