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"By race, Danish"
Edited by JSR on 10/4/2021, 12:52:55
A few of the tributes on British TV have shown the interview recorded a few years ago where he was asked what Nationality he was. He said by birth he was Greek but by race Danish.
I think genetically he would be mainly German--as the 19th Century Danish, British and Russian royal houses were mainly German in terms of genetics. And of course the Battenburgs were mainly German.
Was prince Philip the oldest Glucksborg or have others surpassed him in age?
His paternal grandmother Olga Constantinovna was a granddaughter of tsar Nicholas I, just like his first cousin Michael of Greece. Beatrix, Irene and Margriet of the Netherlands are granddaughters of Wilhelmina of the Netherlands herself a granddaughter of Nicholas I's sister Anna Pavlovna. Both of them were born in the 1790's almost 230 year ago.
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