The Duke of Edinburgh Dies: A look back at Prince Philip’s life – VIDEO

The Duke of Edinburgh Dies: A look back at Prince Philip’s life

Sky’s Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills looks back at the life of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.–  (SKY NEWS)

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Comments

  • Kman  On 04/11/2021 at 3:57 pm

    Sure, a living being is no more. Please don’t make a big thing out of it. People die every day.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/12/2021 at 12:45 pm

    Art in the UK wrote:

    Every nation lives through periods during which it’s citizens are united. The bond or glue that holds the nation together is reaffirmed and strengthened. In the UK, we are in such a period.

    Since we came to the UK in 1961 there have been several such periods. Most of them were related to the death of someone, for example Winston Churchill (1965), Princess Diana (1997), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (2002). Others were happier events like the marriages of Charles & Diana (1981) and later their sons (2011 and 2018). Then there were political events such as the invasion of the Falklands. That event united us perhaps as no other.

    All these events had a unifying effect, each in a different way. Churchill’s passing gave rise to appreciations for his leadership in WW2 but some while grateful were not short on pointing out what they saw as his shortcomings – imperialist etc. There was no such criticism of The Queen Mother whose presence in London throughout WW2 and her unstinting support for her husband was greatly admired. There was probably a bit that could have been said about Diana but she was young and her death unexpected and sudden. Any criticism of her was overshadowed by the trauma induced by the huge tragedy and the perception they – the royal family – were cold-shouldering her.

    Philip’s passing is similar to the other uniting events in that the sobering effect it has had on the home nations. Even in Scotland politicians have agreed to suspend political campaigning in the lead up to elections for the Scottish Parliament. Most of the country has had a sunny weekend and tomorrow we will have a major relaxation of Covid lockdown. One would expect everyone to be upbeat about the week ahead but people have been generally reflective. Radio stations are not being sombre but not raving it up either. Music broadcast quiet and soothing. There is an air of respectfulness.

    People call in with reminiscences of contacts they have had with the Duke. Many in relation to his award scheme which gave them practical and people skills, confidence, and a pride and passion in making the most of themselves. Old and young alike were all complimentary. They were sad at his passing but grateful for his legacy. Several expressed concern for his widow. They had been married for over 73 years and now he is absent. She had said on several occasions how dependent she was on his support and now she will have to carry on without him.

    But life goes on.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/12/2021 at 12:50 pm

    Rupert wrote:

    I am not a lover of the British Monarchy but Queen Elizabeth has done an UNBELIEVABLY GOOD job of keeping both the Monarchy and the Commonwealth of Nations together.

    And we all KNOW the DIFFERENCE a STRONG LOVING partner can make in our lives.

    It is always difficult for any man to be married to a HIGH-PROFILE woman as it is generally necessary to take a subordinate position as the woman carries out her duties.

    To have done so with GRACE is THE DUKE’S CROWNING GLORY.

    May His Soul Rest In Peace

  • Morning star  On 04/12/2021 at 4:25 pm

    About time he dead .man look like Dracula
    Honestly real creepy.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/12/2021 at 8:01 pm

    Bamford wrote:

    I have witnessed the benefits provided by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for young people not just in U K but all over the World.

    Many of these were young people who had just come out of prison and were lost souls — they entered the Scheme and most turned out to be upright members of the community !

    A Benefit for young people which continues !

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/17/2021 at 6:33 am

    Prince Philip Use To Drive Around In A London Black Cab

    Would you give the Duke of Edinburgh a 5-star rating?

    James Bayley | MyLondon News

    Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband to the Queen, used to drive a black cab to travel incognito around London.

    Philip took delivery of the gas-powered Metrocab in 1999 and used the vehicle for engagements in London, allowing him to travel around the city unnoticed.

    The fact that the black cab was one of the most in-demand vehicles at the time, taking Londoner’s from A to B, clearly wasn’t an issue.

    We think The Duke of Edinburgh might have been better off in a Vauxhall Corsa.

    The Metrocab, a liquefied petroleum gas-powered car, was the only one of its type in the world in 1999 and was best known for its use as the new style black cab in London.

    Philip is no stranger behind the wheel, he once drove former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Windsor Castle after the Marine One presidential helicopter had landed close to the monarch’s Berkshire home during their visit to the UK in April 2016.

    The Duke was seen at the wheel of a Range Rover, with Barack in the passenger seat, while the Queen and Michelle sat in the back together as the vehicle made its way around the castle’s quadrangle, we assume the President gave him a 5-star rating.

    The 1999 taxi is now joined by 20 other royal vehicles at the Sandringham Museum, including a 1900 Daimler owned by Edward VII.

    Other cars in the collection include Daimlers owned by George V and the Queen Mother, a state Rolls Royce and a 1963 Range Rover owned by the Queen.

    Also on display is the late Queen Mother’s golf buggy and a reproduction of a Citroen C4 made for the Queen and Princess Margaret when they were children and later passed on to Prince Charles when he was a young boy, it beats Hotwheels, that’s for sure.

  • Francis Quamina Farrier  On 04/23/2021 at 3:44 pm

    The carriage of the T&HD train in which he and Queen Elizabeth ll travelled from Georgetown to Plaisance when they visited British Guiana in February 1966, is now a Chapple which is located in the compound of the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana.

  • wally n  On 04/24/2021 at 12:35 pm

    QUESTION? Mr Farrier, do you know the Bullen (?) sisters from East Street
    Thank you

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s