Princess Alice of Battenberg (the mother of the Duke of Edinburgh) attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II wearing her nun's habit. 1953.

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Prince Philip's mother, Her Royal Highness Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1885-1969) Alice of Battenberg

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A smiling Queen Victoria with her youngest daughter Princess Beatrice (standing), her granddaughter and Beatrice's niece Princess Victoria of Battenberg (seated), and great-granddaughter Princess Alice of Battenberg | 1886. Alice, who was born deaf, married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. They had four daughters and one son, Philip. In 1928 Philip was sent to live in England. He joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and married his third cousin Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) in 1947.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1885-1969) née Her Serene Highness Princess Alice of Battenberg (Prince Phillip's Mother)

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Princess Alice of Battenberg, wife of Prince Andrew of Greece & Denmark. Mother of Prince Phillip

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Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Born Princess Alice of Battenberg, a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and had 5 children including Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, making her Queen Elizabeth's mother-in-law. She was congenitally deaf, devoutly religious and is recognised at Yad Vashem for hiding a Jewish family from the Holocaust.

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Prince Philip with his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece (nee Princess Alice of Battenberg).

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The Four Generations: Queen Victoria, Princess Beatrice, Princess Victoria of Hesse, and Princess Alice of Battenberg

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Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Re: Wedding Gifts to Princess Alice of Battenberg (Princess Andrew of Greece)

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