15 April 2021, The Tablet

Prince Philip: Liege man of life and limb


Prince Philip: Liege man of life and limb

Prince Philip, accompanying the Queen, presents gifts to Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican in 2014
CNS/Maria Grazia Picciarella


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at the age of 99, was the longest-lived consort of a British monarch who in her turn is the United Kingdom’s longest serving sovereign. It was a marriage of opposites – one a shy, introverted woman with a sheltered upbringing, while the other an outgoing, brusque man with a nomadic early life – but both The Queen and Prince Philip had a strong sense of duty and sought stability.

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