28 April 2021, The Tablet

A princely god: How the Duke of Edinburgh became a deity


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A princely god: How the Duke of Edinburgh became a deity

A village elder with a picture of Prince Philip, ‘son of the local mountain god’
Alamy/Reuters, Jill Gralow

 

The story of the Pacific islanders who worshipped Prince Philip as a god provided a comic footnote to many of last month’s obituaries. Gratifyingly, Jo Dwyer’s absorbing documentary (24 April), wasn’t in the least funny, or if so, only in one or two of its incidentals.

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