Corfu, Prince Philip's birthplace, holds liturgy

The "Trisagion", a liturgy prayer service, which grants rest to the departed, was conducted by the Metropolitan of Corfu Nektarios, and included the "kolyva" dish of dried nuts, raisins and berries which is prepared to commemorate the deceased during funerals or memorials.

The service was organized by the British Consulate in Corfu, and was attended by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the island, the mayor, and other local political officials.

Prince Philip was born on Corfu at the "Mon Repos" palace on June 10, 1921.

He was baptized "Philippos" at a local church. He left after 18 months when his parents went into exile in Europe.

After a military coup in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922, Prince Andrew was accused of treason and banished, taking his family and the baby Philip into exile.