Entertainment DAN WOOTTON: Farewell Prince Phillip
A Look Back At Prince Philip's Most Fashionable Moments
Prince Philip passed away on April 9, 2021, and in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's husband, we take a look back at his life. The Royal Family have long been influences on the global fashion scene—yes, including before the rise of social media—and while we usually turn our attention to the likes of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, there has been one member largely overlooked: the late Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, 2021, with Buckingham Palace confirming the news via a statement from Queen Elizabeth, who had been married to the royal for 74 years.
A proud man but not too proud to put his wife’s work first.
An outsider who embraced new technology and allowed the mass media in to share a little of the private lives of our royals with the wider public.
A passionate environmentalist who encouraged folk to think about the planet during their daily lives.
A proponent of a less stuffy monarchy, streamlined and in touch with its subjects.
Not Prince Harry, but the Duke of Edinburgh, perhaps the greatest force behind the modernisation of the British Royal Family this century.
Prince William is breaking the news of Prince Philip's death to his children 'gently'
Prince William has told his children their great-grandfather Prince Philip “is an angel now” following his death on Friday (09.04.21), as he and his wife Duchess Catherine and breaking the news to their brood "gently".The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully last week, and it has now been reported that his grandson Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have been breaking the news to their three young children – Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two – as “gently” as possible.
Without Prince Philip, it's not impossible to think that the monarchy may not have even survived into 2021.
His influence, especially in the early days of the Queen’s reign, cannot and should not be underestimated in history.
As he leaves this earth at 99-years-old, the Crown is facing some of its gravest challenges.
Sixty-eight years ago, as the Queen prepared for her coronation, aged just 27, the future was also less than certain.
The trauma of the Abdication was still a raw memory for a nation that had been at war barely seven years earlier.
Backward royal courtiers at the time were stupidly opposed to such an important and historic event being televised.
It was Prince Philip, a future thinker very much aware of the coming revolution of new media, who insisted his wife would be crowned on camera.
Prince Charles says he'll miss his 'dear papa' enormously
Prince Charles admits he'll miss Prince Philip "enormously".The 72-year-old royal has paid a glowing tribute to Prince Philip, praising his "remarkable, devoted service" to the Queen, his family, the country and the Commonwealth.
That decision would change the shape of the public’s relationship with royalty forever more – we demanded access to our monarchy in ways that were previously unthinkable.
Nearly three decades before the launch of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Prince Philip helped make the Royal Family the first ever stars of what we now know as reality TV.
A 1969 BBC film gave unprecedented access to the private lives of the Queen, Philip and their children, even showing them around the dining table.
ITV documentary Queen Unseen shows royals as you've NEVER seen before
The Queen Unseen, which aired on ITV1 at 9pm tonight, delved into candid and rare home footage filmed of the royal family to show Her Majesty, 94, as she's never been seen before.A new ITV documentary has unveiled never-before seen moments from the Queen's personal life - including playful antics with her father King George VI as a child, idyllic trips to the beach with her children and Prince Philip teaching them how to fish.
Gallery: Prince Philip's sweetest family pictures with his children and grandchildren (Hello!)
Thanks to Philip’s decision, our royals were no longer remote ceremonial figures, but human beings with a normal family life.
We wanted to be a part of their lives, so the royal soap opera was born.
Granting so much access was a decision that Prince Philip soon came to regret, realising it opened up his younger offspring and their partners to a new scrutiny as the 24/7 broadcast media environment exploded.
In his later years, he attempted to pull back somewhat, with largely cantankerous and combative media appearances. His ITV special with Phillip Schofield in 2016 was particularly difficult to watch.
But for all the problems the overwhelming interest may have caused, Prince Philip had made the British Royal Family the biggest stars on the planet.
It’s that star power that has kept the Royal Family so consistently loved by the British public and brought in so much money in tourism to the UK thanks to the consistent interest from abroad.
The 30 guests attending Prince Philip's funeral have been announced
Buckingham Palace has revealed the 30 guests who will be attending Prince Philip's funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday. Coronavirus restrictions meant the ceremony has had to be scaled down, with only 30 guests allowed in contrast with the estimated 800 originally planned to attend.
Despite retiring from public life in 2017 due to his increasing ill health, at the time of his death today, Prince Philip remained the fifth most popular royal, according to YouGov, following Prince William, The Queen, Kate and his beloved daughter Princess Anne.
Now I pray that it is Philip’s devastating death that will finally bring the warring Windsors together.
The 94-year-old Queen needs resolute unity during what will be her darkest days in the coming weeks as she grapples with the fact her self-proclaimed “rock” is no longer by her side.
As traumatic as the coronavirus pandemic has been for the monarch, who has struggled being physically cut off from her people for over a year, it brings me some delight that she was able to spend so much quality time with Philip at Windsor Castle over the past few months.
Now it’s time for her family – all senior royals – to step up.
The dramatic fallout sparked by Prince Harry and Meghan’s incendiary and ill-timed interview with Oprah Winfrey must be put to one side.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died aged 99
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince Philip - Queen Elizabeth's husband - has died at the age of 99.The senior British royal - who had been married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years - passed away "peacefully" at Windsor Castle on Friday morning (09.04.21) just a few weeks after being hospitalised with an infection and heart condition.
Prince Charles, William and Harry need to put on a united front for the Queen and country, securing the international reputation of the monarchy.
The public will also have to accept the presence of scandal-plagued Prince Andrew, who remains a key confidante of his mother.
This pandemic has provided another strangely ironic gift for Prince Philip in death.
His worst nightmare was a massive fuss for his funeral. Covid regulations will now mean that his final farewell will be relatively small and family-focussed.
But no matter how many people are allowed into the church or to line the streets, over the next week the British public will remember a vibrant Duke who lived his life to the full, was wonderfully un-PC, and provided our Queen with the unwavering support she needed to serve us.
Thank you Prince Philip. I will remember you the monarchy’s great moderniser of the 20th century.
Prince Philip wore wedding shoes throughout his life .
Prince Philip re-wore his beloved wedding shoes through his life, his close friend has revealed.CBI president Lord Karan Bilimoria, a close friend of the late royal - who will be laid to rest at Windsor Castle today (17.04.21) - has paid a touching tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April 9 at the age of 99.