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Greece’s Corfu Hosts Prince Edward, British Royals

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Prince Edward poses with Nikos Sarakinos owner of taverna Galini in Corfu. Credit: Facebook/Nikos Sarakinos

Prince Edward, the brother of Prince Charles, and his Royal family had a two-week vacation in Greece’s Corfu that was revealed by a photograph uploaded on social media.

A Greek taverna owner uploaded the above photograph on Facebook revealing the royal’s whereabouts. Nikos Sarakinos, owner of taverna Galini, said that the British Prince and his family had been dining at his premises almost every day of their two-week vacation.

The British royal,who has a long family association with Corfu, had up to this point kept his visit incognito.

Prince Edward is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Edward is fourteenth in the line of succession to the British throne.

He was made Earl of Wessex prior to marrying Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999. The Earl and Countess of Wessex have two children: Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Edward was given the additional title of Earl of Forfar in 2019.

Corfu is the birthplace of Edward’s grandfather, Prince Philip

Corfu is the birthplace of the late Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who died in 2021.

He was born on the dining room table of the villa of Mon Repos situated on the coast of the Greek island. The villa’s French name means “My Rest,” and was a place of rest for the Greek Royals in the past century.

Mon Repos now operates as a small museum under the municipality of Corfu. The permanent display is spread out over fourteen galleries.

Aspects of the history of the building and the ancient monuments in the surrounding area are presented through authentic objects and visual aids.

Prince Philip, who passed away in April of 2021 at the age of ninety-nine, was given the nickname “Phil the Greek” by his British subjects.

However, Prince Philip did not care for the moniker even though he indeed had been born in Greece.

In fact, he never visited his birthplace after his father was exiled, and he had been spirited away and taken out of the country in an orange crate for fear that he would be kidnapped—or worse—as a baby. He only returned to the country in 1950 before Princess Elizabeth ascended to the throne.



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