His Royal Highness was born in Fairfax, Virginia on 15 January 1982. He is the fraternal twin of Prince Alexander and second in the line to the Throne after Hereditary Prince Peter. He is the son of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II and HIRH Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans Bragança. Prince Philip is the grandson of HM King Peter II and HM Queen Alexandra His Godparents are HM King Constantine of the Hellenes, HM the Queen of Spain and HRH the Duchess of Calabria.
His Royal Highness Prince Philip and Miss Danica Marinkovic were married at Saborna Church in Belgrade. The wedding was officiated by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej of Serbia. The Godmother was HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Godfather was His Royal Highness Prince Peter. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine and everyone were especially delighted that Her Majesty Queen Sophia of Spain and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden came especially for the wedding. The mother of the groom Her Royal Highness Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans and Bragança, Duchess of Segorbe and her husband His Grace the Duke of Segorbe came from Spain.
Prince Philip lived in Virginia until 1984. Together with his twin brother, he first attended kindergarten in Sevilla, Spain. In 1990 at the age of eight, he attended one of London’s top preparatory schools. In June 2000, Prince Philip graduated from The King’s School Canterbury in England having obtained three “A” levels in Spanish, Politics, and Geography, and ten GCSE’s (General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Prince Philip graduated from University College London (UCL) with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Humanities and following that he worked for Landsbanki and Teather & Greenwood in the City of London. Prince Philip finished École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) Switzerland and worked in the hospitality field in London. Prince Philip worked for IKOS, a renowned global hedge fund, in Cyprus. He is now working with a renowned global asset manager in London. Prince Philip speaks English, Spanish and French, and is continuing his Serbian studies.
Prince Philip enjoys surfing, scuba diving and snowboarding. He completed the Athens Marathon in 2010 and the Belgrade Half-Marathon in 2011. Prince Philip is also interested in fine arts, financial markets, music and meteorology. Before the 5 October 2000 revolution, he travelled to Serbia in 1991 and Bosnia in 2000. On 17 July 2001 Prince Philip and The Royal Family took up residence in The Royal Palace in Belgrade. He has travelled throughout Europe, the United States, and has visited the Middle East, Asia, South East Asia, Africa, Central and South America.