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World A look back at Prince Philip's remarkable life

07:31  14 april  2021
07:31  14 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Prince Philip looked at an exhibition of iced cakes yesterday, then told the women who had baked them: 'You know, British women can't cook. 'They are very good at decorating food and making it look attractive, but they have an inability to cook.' Prince Philip last night flew into Russia, to silence from seven million Muscovites. In shirt sleeves, the Prince brought an Andover of the Queen' s Flight into the airfield Moscow normally reserves for internal flights and parked it at the back gate. As he taxied up, a miniature version of his personal standard and the Red Flag with its golden hammer and sickle

Prince Philip led quite a life ‘in his own right’.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wearing a suit and tie: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Prince Philip yesterday took the controls of Concorde, the world's first supersonic airliner.

Ten miles high over the Bay of Biscay, he flew the plane at 1,340mph — twice the speed of sound.

The Prince, in sports jacket and cavalry twill trousers, stayed at the controls for 30 minutes.

His verdict: 'A very pleasant aircraft to fly — nothing mysterious or complicated.'

The Duke of Edinburgh takes the controls of a Boeing 757 airliner during a demonstration flight near Seattle, Washington © Provided by Daily Mail The Duke of Edinburgh takes the controls of a Boeing 757 airliner during a demonstration flight near Seattle, Washington

Prince Philip's rating from his Concorde 'instructor,' chief test pilot Brian Trubshaw, was: 'A pretty polished performance.'

Prince Philip Was Much More Than the Rigid Royal Enforcer

  Prince Philip Was Much More Than the Rigid Royal Enforcer The dysfunction at the heart of the British royal family has often been ascribed to the outsized role of its domineering patriarch, Prince Philip, who has died at age 99. At moments he was a tyrannical father and vengeful ex-father-in-law, whose child rearing was condemned by his own son. Philip rarely showed what might be called a soft side, at least in public—but he was absolutely dedicated to his wife in supporting her role as queen. AlthoughAt moments he was a tyrannical father and vengeful ex-father-in-law, whose child rearing was condemned by his own son. Philip rarely showed what might be called a soft side, at least in public—but he was absolutely dedicated to his wife in supporting her role as queen.

Prince Philip was Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), who are based at MOD Lyneham in Wiltshire (pictured), who have maintained the hybrid vehicles. Having spent most of his life breaking the royal mould, the Duke of Edinburgh will do so again one last time this Saturday when he takes his final journey on the back of a Land Rover he helped design as a hearse. A senior Palace official said: 'The Duke of Edinburgh had a hand many years ago in the design of these vehicles'.

Because Prince Philip was an extraordinary man who lived an extraordinary life ; a life intimately connected with the sweeping changes of our turbulent 20th Century, a life of fascinating contrast and contradiction, of service and some degree of solitude. A complex, clever, eternally restless man. While Philip fought for Britain in the Royal Navy, three of his sisters actively supported the Nazi cause; none would be invited to his wedding. When peace came, and with it eventual economic recovery, Philip would throw himself into the construction of a better Britain, urging the country to adopt

The Prince's 90 minutes and 1,150 miles in Concorde represented the final seal of approval for the £885million Anglo-French project, which six months ago was still a possible candidate for the Government's economy axe.

After the flight from Fairford, Gloucestershire, Prince Philip showed himself an admirer of the skills represented by Concorde, but not a blind devotee of technology for its own sake.

He came close to hinting that the plane's environmental nuisances, noise and smoke from its engines, will have to be reduced — as the makers, British Aircraft Corporation and the French Aerospatiale, promise when it goes into service in 1976.

The Prince said: 'If you set out to do something as complicated as this, and succeed to the extent where people believe it will be a commercial success, then anybody associated with it has every reason to be proud.

The man who wouldn't be king

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Prince Philip , the lifelong companion of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has died, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Philip ' s advanced age meant that his health had been the subject of much media focus in recent years. The Duke of Edinburgh Dies: A look back at Prince Philip ' s life .

Prince Philip ' s ' remarkable personal legacy' praised by Mills. Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top Royal stories again. Ms Mills said: "I think now as we have that opportunity to really look back on his life he really has left behind the most remarkable personal legacy. "Whether it is through his career in the Navy, his charity work, his support for the Queen. "And also his efforts throughout the decades to modernise the monarchy."

a airplane that is flying in the air: Prince Philip's rating from his Concorde 'instructor,' chief test pilot Brian Trubshaw, was: 'A pretty polished performance' © Provided by Daily Mail Prince Philip's rating from his Concorde 'instructor,' chief test pilot Brian Trubshaw, was: 'A pretty polished performance'

'That doesn't include what possible side-effects it may have. If it has got side-effects they will soon become apparent, but that doesn't detract from the technical achievement. I think it is a tremendous achievement in any language.'

Asked about the plane's smoke and noise, the Prince joked: 'Well I was inside, and I wasn't smoking.'

More seriously he said: 'No one needs to talk to me about aircraft noise.

'Windsor Castle is not far from one end of Heathrow's main runway, and Buckingham Palace not far away at the other end. We know all about it. But no one is more conscious of the noise than the manufacturers.

'As far as I can make out they are very hopeful that the noise can be brought down to an acceptable level — or at least to the level of jets currently in use.'

DAN WOOTTON: Farewell Prince Phillip

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HRH Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle on Friday at the age of 99. First Minister Mark Drakeford paid tribute to 'an exceptional life lived' by a man who had championed a “broad diversity” of causes in Wales. Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies said the Duke of Edinburgh' s Award scheme had put When HRH Prince Philip , the Duke of Edinburgh, married Princess Elizabeth - the future Queen - he was given the title Earl of Merioneth. He was made chancellor of the University of Wales in 1949 and also visited Aberfan after the 1966 mining disaster. BBC Wales takes a look back at the role the

The Queen and Prince Philip had four children together: Prince Charles, 72, Princess Anne, 70, Prince Andrew, 61, and 57-year-old Prince Edward. As they tell it, Philip often exerted his will when they were young. Where did he start out in life ? Curiously, Philip ' s journey to Buckingham Palace began back in 1922, in a crib made from an orange box. He was born on 10 June 1921 on the Greek island of Corfu, the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg.

He said he could not give an opinion on Concorde's commercial success, but felt that its speed would be bound to be a big selling point.

Injury forces Prince to quit polo

By David Hughes

a man riding a horse: The Prince playing polo again, despite having stitches in his arm, in 1963 © Provided by Daily Mail The Prince playing polo again, despite having stitches in his arm, in 1963

Prince Philip is set to hang up his polo sticks.

Buckingham Palace revealed last night that at the age of 50 the Prince has decided to stop playing the game that has occupied much of his spare time for 22 years.

Age was not the only consideration. He has been troubled by recurring attacks of synovitis — inflammation of his right wrist.

He had a minor operation to counter the condition in 1967, without success. Philip took up the game when he went to Malta with the Navy.

His uncle, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, was a keen player.

The Duke became one of Britain's leading players, captaining the Windsor Park team and playing for England.

He owns a string of polo ponies.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said last night: 'Prince Charles has been displaying an increasing interest in polo and there can be no doubt that some of his father's ponies will be passed to him.'

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Prince Philip may not cut himself off from the sport completely. The palace official said: 'There is a strong possibility that he may become a polo umpire.'

Thursday, November 4, 1971

My children's success? Nothing to do with me!

Exclusive interview by Leslie Field

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh holding a book: Prince Philip talks about bringing up his children, the generation gap — and what the future holds for every parent © Provided by Daily Mail Prince Philip talks about bringing up his children, the generation gap — and what the future holds for every parent

Prince Philip carries immense burdens, vast responsibilities and great influence wherever he goes. But he is also a family man. And so he faces the problems of any father.

For him and his children this has been a tremendous year. The Prince of Wales has won his RAF wings and is now serving with HMS Norfolk in the Mediterranean.

Princess Anne not only won the gruelling Burghley Horse Trials, she has become the first member of the Royal Family to be elected Sportswoman of the Year.

Here, in a world-exclusive interview, Philip talks about bringing up his children, the generation gap — and what the future holds for every parent...

As a father, Philip admits to feeling 'a certain pleasure and pride' in the achievements of the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne.

But he adds: 'The achievements are theirs, not mine in any sense. If they were disasters I don't think I would be keen to admit that it was my fault. Therefore, if they are successes, I don't see why I should take credit for it.'

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a group of people sitting on a bench: Prince Philip and the Queen enjoy the relaxed company of their young family Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew © Provided by Daily Mail Prince Philip and the Queen enjoy the relaxed company of their young family Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew

We talked in his private library, a room warm with the varied leather bindings of the books that cover two long walls.

He hasn't made up his mind to what extent it is important for his children to achieve recognition outside their royal roles.

'But I do look upon them as individuals in their own right,' he said. 'And, if one does have a special talent, it's marvellous to make use of it in the right way.'

Danger, whether in the air or on horseback, does not worry him at all.

'In the case of both the children I am convinced they have been properly instructed by people who appreciated the risks involved and have trained them not to put themselves in a position of hazard.'

His attitude to danger is linked with his belief that growing up 'should be a period of cramming in as much experience of every kind of situation in the shortest possible time preferably in such a way that you don't get too badly hurt at it, so that you can learn by your experience'.

'But,' he went on, 'you should never put people into a position of being exposed to experience beyond their capacity to survive it. We are still inclined to look upon education as merely an academic exercise in teaching the facts and laying down the principles.

'I think young people have to learn about themselves. They need wider opportunities for experiment without having to do it by crime or mayhem or a sort of skulduggery.'

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He has positive views also about the 'generation gap' which divides so many families today.

'Education has become compulsory, and therefore, to a certain extent, has been taken out of the hands of parents. The other reason for the gap is that parents are living in a different environment from their children because things have changed so rapidly.

'Until a few years ago people were born and lived without television, without jets. People who are now 20 or 30 have grown up wholly in this age.

'I think this put them in a very difficult situation because it is not only the technical advances they have to live with, but also the education, moral and philosophical environments which have completely changed.

'Of course, the older generation has always been critical of the younger one. You can find examples two or three thousand years ago of parents making much the same complaints about children that parents make today.

'But the point is now that the young have actually got a case. They are not rebelling for the sake of rebelling, it is just that everything is changing.

'I think it is probably more exciting to be young today because there are many more opportunities, so much more happening.'

He is optimistic, however, about the future and certain that time will narrow the present gap between parents and children.

Wednesday, November 17, 1971

Bang! Please ring the palace

By Daily Mail reporter

a green car parked on a city street: Prince Philip's large green Bedford Lucas car which he used for all his London engagements © Provided by Daily Mail Prince Philip's large green Bedford Lucas car which he used for all his London engagements

A London cab driver returned to his vehicle yesterday to find a note tucked under a windscreen wiper asking him to ring Buckingham Palace.

He also found a large dent in the side of his cab where Prince Philip's electric car had hit it.

Cabbie Raymond Burr took the damage in his stride, even though, because of police restrictions, the taxi will not be allowed back on the road until the damage is repaired.

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He said: 'It's the first time anyone has bothered to leave a note. I'm well pleased.'

The Prince was on his way to lunch when the accident happened.

As the large green Bedford Lucas car, which he uses for all his London engagements, approached the Connaught Rooms in Holborn, it banged into the side of the cab, parked in a taxi rank.

text, letter: A London cab driver returned to his vehicle to find a note tucked under a windscreen wiper. The note asked him to ring a Mr Callender in the Royal Mews © Provided by Daily Mail A London cab driver returned to his vehicle to find a note tucked under a windscreen wiper. The note asked him to ring a Mr Callender in the Royal Mews a man driving a car: The Duke of Edinburgh was given the van by motoring company Lucas on a six-month lease © Provided by Daily Mail The Duke of Edinburgh was given the van by motoring company Lucas on a six-month lease

After dropping off the Prince at his lunch engagement at the Connaught Rooms with the Fleet Street Club, the chauffeur left the note on the cab asking the taxi driver to ring a Mr Callender in the Royal Mews.

It gave the phone number of Buckingham Palace, and the registration number of the car — EOV 501V.

Mr Burr rang the Palace and was told he would be contacted about the damage today.

The Prince was given the van by motoring company Lucas on a six-month lease — as an environmentally friendly change from his Rolls-Royce.

Lucas said of the van: 'It is easily capable of commuting from Buckingham Place to Windsor and back on a single charge.'

The company said the Prince had visited its factory and 'was most impressed'.

Thursday, December 17, 1981

Royal Mailed...Philip's pin-ups

By Daily Mail reporter

Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith posing for the camera: Charlie's Angel's (clockwise from top): Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson © Provided by Daily Mail Charlie's Angel's (clockwise from top): Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson

It sounds like a merry hoax, but the pulchritudinous trio from the hit television series Charlie's Angels are over the moon because they have learned Prince Philip is one of their fans.

They claim that Buckingham Palace has requested an autographed photo of the girls, with an appeal for a personal inscription to read: 'To Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip — congratulations on your Silver Jubilee.'

Jape or not, a special 14in by 11in colour portrait has been duly mailed to the Palace.

Thursday, March 3, 1977

British women can't cook, says prince

By Daily Mail reporter

a close up of food on a plate: Prince Philip told members of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute at West Linton, Peeblesshire, that British women can't cook. (Stock image) © Provided by Daily Mail Prince Philip told members of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute at West Linton, Peeblesshire, that British women can't cook. (Stock image)

Prince Philip looked at an exhibition of iced cakes yesterday, then told the women who had baked them: 'You know, British women can't cook.

'They are very good at decorating food and making it look attractive, but they have an inability to cook.'

The women, members of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute at West Linton, Peeblesshire, laughed — then invited the Prince to try anything on the stall.

Mrs. Janet Forsyth, the branch secretary, said afterwards: 'We all took it as a joke. I told him it was nonsense, but I don't think he heard me.'

Saturday, July 2, 1966

Jean Rook: Philip's pearls of wisdom often drop with a clang. But what do we want...a stuffed Duke who daren't open his mouth!

a person looking at the camera: Journalist Jean Rook who wrote a regular column for the Daily Express © Provided by Daily Mail Journalist Jean Rook who wrote a regular column for the Daily Express

So Prince Philip has put his foot deep in the mud-hole again.

He's popped off his admittedly wide mouth. He's said something thought-shaking, and therefore worthwhile, about the Common Market.

Result? Uproar. Tch-tch. And near-coronaries among diplomats who never let anything controversial seep through their clenched teeth.

But why?

Why shouldn't Philip say what he and, face it, a lot of other people think?

And if we don't agree with what he says, surely, by God, we defend his right to say it? Some days ago, the Prince told members of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth that, as a result of the Common Market in Europe, 'long-standing agricultural patterns have been completely up-ended'.

The European agricultural system, he went on, is a 'frightful mess'.

The Duke's comments have been widely understood as a stark warning — and a highly improper one, coming from a royal — for British farming if we join the European Economic Community, as Prime Minister Edward Heath's government has suggested we might.

Elizabeth II wearing a hat: The Queen and Prince Philip outside Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour parade in London in 2012 © Provided by Daily Mail The Queen and Prince Philip outside Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour parade in London in 2012

Now, I don't claim that everything that drops, often with a clang, from Philip's lips is a crown jewel of wisdom.

No man who reckons that 'British women can't cook' — and says it at a WI rally — can be surprised when some people call him an utter clot for a change.

Piffling

But I still don't see why his criticism of Common Market farming should land him up to his chin in egg.

What do we want the Queen's husband to be? A little stuffed Duke who daren't open his mouth unless to open some piffling bazaar with it?

Philip is a passionately pro-British extrovert.

Much of what he says makes good, hard-hitting sense, and many of us agree with it.

We're as 'sick and tired' as he is of 'making excuses' for British strikes, bad service and worse finance.

We'd be delighted if everyone 'got his finger out'.

I would personally love to be a fly on the brocade wall when Philip tells the Queen his views on the BBC, teenage abortion, Ted Heath's £21,000 yacht and Princess Anne's hats.

Puppet

I'm one Briton who doesn't want a dumb puppet consort with nothing to him but a dab hand at laying foundation stones.

So, let him talk — the nation is better for it.

June 23, 1971

The dog and Prince Philip's hat

By Clive Crickmer

Prince Philip went to a polo meeting yesterday. So did a black-and-white mongrel dog.

a dog looking at the camera © Provided by Daily Mail

The Prince was busy exercising one of his horses before a match at Oulton Park, Tarporley, headquarters of the Cheshire Polo Club.

The dog was also 'exercising' himself. He probably thought of trees but no trees were handy.

If a cat can look at a Queen why shouldn't a dog make use of a prince's polo helmet, conveniently upside down in an open holdall?

After all, it was an emergency. The dog wandered to the bag, raised a leg — and the deed was done.

When the Prince returned to his holdall he spotted the damage, turned with a smile to Mrs Marjorie Stubbs, of Sandiway, standing nearby, and asked: 'Was it your dog?'

She said afterwards: 'I didn't see the dog and was astonished when the Prince spoke to me. He took it all in good sport.'

Philip said to Mr Edwards: 'If this doesn't bring me luck, I don't know what will!' It did. He scored the first and last goals in Windsor Park's 6-5 win over Cirencester.

Before taking part, the Prince cleaned the blue royal Naval Polo Association helmet with a cloth.

Saturday, August 15, 1964

It's a Cold War welcome for historic Russia trip

From Vincent Mulchrone, in Moscow

Prince Philip last night flew into Russia, to silence from seven million Muscovites.

In shirt sleeves, the Prince brought an Andover of the Queen's Flight into the airfield Moscow normally reserves for internal flights and parked it at the back gate.

As he taxied up, a miniature version of his personal standard and the Red Flag with its golden hammer and sickle, sprouted together from the fuselage above the cockpit.

There were no bands, no anthems and no crowds, save those outside waiting for buses.

a group of people standing around a plane: The Duke of Edinburgh tours the Space Pavillion in Moscow, Russia, in 1973 © Provided by Daily Mail The Duke of Edinburgh tours the Space Pavillion in Moscow, Russia, in 1973

Here was Russia's first Prince since they bumped off Philip's first cousin, once removed — the Czar — a year after the 1917 Revolution.

The welcoming party consisted of roughly equal parts of officials, Press men and a heavy mob in raincoats.

Officially, the Russians were doing all that was proper to welcome the president of the International Equestrian Federation, here for the European championships in Kiev where Princess Anne is competing.

Diplomatically, they have chosen to show him Moscow first, possibly the first tentative step to an exchange of State visits between Leonid Brezhnev and the Queen.

Russia has given Prince Philip one of its VIP guest houses.

In a modest, two-storey villa, he has a bedroom, a TV and radio and an American-style 'pool' table.

Captain Mark Phillips, who will be joining him here tomorrow, has pink bedclothes because in Russia, said one interpreter, the colour brings luck to those about to marry.

The Prince will later start the official rounds, laying a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He will be lunched by the Presidium, see spacecraft, a riding and a stud farm, and sit through Prince Igor, an opera by Alexander Borodin.

Yesterday, looking tanned and fit, he towered above his rather dumpy hosts.

Spotting me, he said: 'You with us again?' But he smiled when he said it. I wouldn't call him comrade just yet. But he's definitely mellowing.

Monday, September 3, 1973

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