Price Philip dies: First Sea Lord pays tribute and highlights his role in Battle of Cape Matapan

The First Sea Lord has paid tribute to Royal Navy veteran Prince Philip, highlighting praise he received for his ‘bravery and enterprise’ during the Battle of Cape Matapan in the Second World War. The Duke of Edinburgh was a midshipman aboard HMS Valiant off the southern coast of Greece when he earned his honourable citation. A … Read more

Prince Philip’s childhood: A runaway adulterous father and mentally unstable mother

During the early days of his public life in Britain, the Duke of Edinburgh‘s nickname — waspishly repeated by Private Eye — was ‘Phil the Greek’. But he had no Greek blood, and he intensely disliked the country of his birth. Hounded out of a nation where his grandfather and uncle had once reigned as … Read more

An inspiration to us all: Prince Philip could sail a yacht, fly a jet and drive a carriage

From the moment the Queen, as a prim young girl of 13, was shown around the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth by a dashing 18-year-old cadet, no other man really counted. His death yesterday severed a partnership that had lasted for eight decades. As the Queen’s oldest friend, the late Margaret Rhodes, once told the … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Sportsman Duke of Edinburgh was master of swimming, polo and sailing

While the Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered for his dedication to public service, his love of sport offers a glimpse at a personal side of the determined and passionate man he was.   Prince Philip, who died today at the age of 99, graced the world of sport as a spectator and capable participant, becoming a … Read more

Prince Philip: How Princess Alice of Battenberg shaped the Duke of Edinburgh

The story of the Duke of Edinburgh‘s family is as fascinating as it is tragic.  Born a Prince of Greece and Denmark, Philip – who passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning aged 99 – was the fifth child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife, Princess Alice … Read more

Prince Philip’s extraordinary life: From exile to Buckingham palace

He escaped Greece as a baby, stowed in a makeshift cot made from an orange box. But Prince Philip did not let his traumatic childhood hinder him as he rose to great heights after being sent to the UK as a virtually orphaned ten-year-old boy.    With his mother in a psychiatric clinic and his exiled … Read more

The fascinating and tragic story of the women who shaped Prince Philip

The story of the Duke of Edinburgh‘s family is as fascinating as it is tragic.  Born a Prince of Greece and Denmark, Philip – who passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning aged 99 – was the fifth child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife, Princess Alice … Read more

Ryanair boss predicts ALL restrictions on flights to Spain, Portugal and Greece removed by summer

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has predicted a removal of all restrictions on flights to Spain, Portugal and Greece, declaring ‘the vaccines are coming, people are going on holiday’.  O’Leary said that whilst it is ‘certainly foolhardy’ to book a getaway in April or May, he believes ‘Europe will catch up’ in June, July and August … Read more

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall surprised to learn of need for food bank near her Lewes childhood home

The Duchess of Cornwall expressed her surprise that an affluent town needed a food bank service while visiting a church in Lewes, East Sussex, today, just miles away from her £2.3million childhood home. Camilla, 73, who is back in the UK after a whirlwind trip to Greece last week, visited Lewes Open Door charity and Fitzjohn’s Food … Read more