"Whereas the Queen experienced a very close-knit and happy family life — apart from the abdication in 1936 when she was 10 — Philip’s childhood was far more turbulent," author Philip Eade told Town & Country. As the youngest child and the only boy, Prince Philip was separated from his sisters for most of his childhood.
His situation with his parents wasn't much better either. "Though his parents both adored him, Philip saw little of them in his nomadic early years," Eade detailed in his book Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life. "His mother’s nerves had been badly strained by the family’s exile from Greece, and because of this the children were regularly packed off to friends and relations."