Why is Queen Elizabeth’s husband Philip a Prince and not a King?

Why is Queen Elizabeth’s husband Philip a Prince and not a King?

Embargoed to 0001 BST Thursday April 21, 2016. Conditions of use: This image may be used free of charge, internationally, for 21 days from release, until 12th May 2016. For use or reproduction in any format on any platform after this date, please refer to Royal Communications for approval. This official photograph, released by Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren in the Green Drawing Room, part of Windsor Castle's semi-State apartments. The children are: James, Viscount Severn (left), 8, and Lady Louise (second left), 12, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall (holding The Queen's handbag), the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah (third right), 5, and Isla Phillips (right), 3, daughters of The Queen's eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George (second right), 2, and in The Queen's arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11 months), children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Embargoed to 0001 BST Thursday April 21, 2016. Conditions of use: This image may be used free of charge, internationally, for 21 days from release, until 12th May 2016. For use or reproduction in any format on any platform after this date, please refer to Royal Communications for approval.
This official photograph, released by Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren in the Green Drawing Room, part of Windsor Castle’s semi-State apartments. The children are: James, Viscount Severn (left), 8, and Lady Louise (second left), 12, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall (holding The Queen’s handbag), the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah (third right), 5, and Isla Phillips (right), 3, daughters of The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George (second right), 2, and in The Queen’s arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11 months), children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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