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The vital part Prince Philip played in the Queen’s success

11 September 2022

6:00 PM

11 September 2022

6:00 PM

The Queen has received deserved tributes from both monarchists and republicans for her extraordinary achievements in the role for which she became unexpectedly destined aged ten and later inherited at the equally unforeseen age of just 26. But she recognised more than anyone the vital part played by her husband Prince Philip, Britain’s longest-serving consort, to whom she said the country owed a debt ‘greater than he would ever claim or we shall ever know’.

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Philip Eade is the author of Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life.


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