Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth has visited many countries during her 65 years as the reigning monarch. Yet she hasn’t visited this one particular country ever since taking the crown in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth, the 91-year-old reigning monarch has travelled to many countries around the world during her reign. She has even visited some of the most far flung places.
Her Majesty has apparently visited about 116 of the 193 members of the United Nations over these years during her many country tours. However, there is this one country the reigning monarch hasn’t visited since becoming Queen of England at the early age of 25.
Well, the reason is quite surprising. Here we go:
That particular country Queen Elizabeth hasn’t travelled since she has been crowned is Greece. Queen Elizabeth visited Greece once as a young woman. That was before marrying Prince Philip in 1950. She went there after being invited by Prince Philip’s first cousin once removed, King Paul.
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Royal historian, Hugo Vickers told The Royal UK:
“Prince Philip is technically and actually a ‘Greek Prince’. So, it is indeed an ‘interesting’ omission. Prince Philip doesn’t like Greece. That is because they put his father on trial, and he might have been executed too. Then in 1922, they all had to flee”.
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Hugo Vickers also truly believes that Queen Elizabeth might not have been invited by the current Greek president since. Since ascending to the British throne in 1952, Elizabeth has undertaken a number of states and official visits, making her the most widely travelled head of state in the British history.
THE EARLY STAGES OF PRINCE PHILIP.
Prince Philip had returned to the island by himself whilst visiting his mother in Athens before she moved to the United Kingdom in the 1960’s. The Royal Prince Consort was born in Corfu, Greece in 1921. He was born into Greek and Danish Royal Families.
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However, Philip’s family was forced into exile after his uncle, King Constantine, was forced to abdicate after the world war. Prince Philip then, renounced his titles to take the surname Mountbatten when becoming a British subject before his marriage to Queen Elizabeth.