Prince Philip: Dining room table Duke of Edinburgh was born on sits in City of London boardroom

A polished debut: This is the dining room table Philip was born on – and which has now been saved for posterity sitting in the boardroom of a shipping company in the City of London

Princess Alice of Battenberg gave birth to the future Duke of Edinburgh on June 10, 1921, in Mon Repos, CorfuBirth records show she was medically advised to use a wooden table rather than a bedGuy Hindley, a managing partner at shipbrokers Howe Robinson, said the company bought the table in 1980 

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It was an appropriately unusual start for a man who led such an extraordinary life.

And the dining room table on which Philip was born has been saved for posterity – sitting in the boardroom of a shipping company in the City of London.

Princess Alice of Battenberg gave birth to the future Duke of Edinburgh on June 10, 1921, in Mon Repos, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu.

It was an appropriately unusual start for a man who led such an extraordinary life. And the dining room table on which Philip was born has been saved for posterity – sitting in the boardroom of a shipping company in the City of London

Princess Alice of Battenberg gave birth to the future Duke of Edinburgh on June 10, 1921, in Mon Repos, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu. Above: Philip in 1922The Duke in 2014

Princess Alice of Battenberg gave birth to the future Duke of Edinburgh on June 10, 1921, in Mon Repos, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu. Left: Philip in 1922. Right: The Duke in 2014

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