Born at the villa 'Mon Repos', the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, on the island of Corfu. Married Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and was her dutiful consort from 1952 until his death.
2017: The Telegraph reports his claim to be the 'world's most experienced plaque-unveiler'. He announced his retirement from public life a few days later, and unveiled his last plaque on 2 August 2017.
2018: We learnt that Matt, cartoonist at the Telegraph, celebrated the Prince's retirement with a drawing, showing curtains around a plaque which reads "unveil your own damn plaque".
He died, aged 99 years, on 9 April 2021.