Prince Philip s Century 1921 2021

Prince Philip s Century 1921 2021

Robert Jobson's magnificent biography of the Duke of Edinburgh tells the full story of his remarkable life and achievements, and how, after his marriage in 1947 to Princess Elizabeth, this dedicated military man spent so much of his life ...

Author: Robert Jobson

Publisher: Palazzo Editions

ISBN: 1913543099

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For decades Prince Philip shared the Queen's burden of office without upstaging her, always privately providing reassurance and advice but never overstepping the boundaries of his supporting role. It was an unforgiving position - a challenge for anyone - but one that he met head on. He remained the Queen's adviser and closest confidant and was known as such the world over. That said, he was wise enough to recognise his limitations and the constraints of his role. He always seemed to instinctively know when it was time to step back and let his wife take the lead. His job was, after all, to allow her star to shine. Robert Jobson's magnificent biography of the Duke of Edinburgh tells the full story of his remarkable life and achievements, and how, after his marriage in 1947 to Princess Elizabeth, this dedicated military man spent so much of his life dutifully supporting his wife. Though he created a role for himself as a determined moderniser and environmental campaigner, and through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, encouraged young people to reach their potential, it was perhaps his greatest achievement to have been a loyal husband and companion, and a loving father and grandfather.
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Prince Philip Revealed

Prince Philip Revealed

Now, in Ingrid Seward's superb new biography of the Duke of Edinburgh, we get the chance to read the full story of his remarkable life and achievements.

Author: Ingrid Seward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471183546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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For more than 70 years until his death on 9 April 2021, Prince Philip was the Queen's constant companion and support, but his vital role in the monarchy too often went largely unnoticed. Now, in Ingrid Seward's superb new biography of the Duke of Edinburgh, we get the chance to read the full story of his remarkable life and achievements. Born into the Greek and Danish royal families in 1921, a descendant of Queen Victoria, Prince Philip's aristocratic credentials were second to none. But, only 18 months after his birth, the family had to be rescued by a British warship from the island of Corfu after his father was exiled. His nomadic childhood was spent in Germany, Paris and eventually England where he was sent to boarding school. At the age of 18, while studying at Dartmouth Naval College, he was asked to look after the King’s two daughters, 13-year-old Elizabeth and her sister Margaret, during a royal visit. It was their first proper meeting and, only eight years later, their marriage in 1947 brought new light to the country after the perils of the war. But, within a few years, their lives were transformed when in 1952 she became Queen Elizabeth II, and he had to give up his naval career and learn a new role as consort, deferring in public to the monarch and even having to give up his surname. In Ingrid Seward's brilliant new biography, we see how such a man of action coped with having to spend the next 70 years of his life walking two steps behind his wife. His reaction was to create a role for himself, modernising the monarchy, campaigning to protect the environment, supporting the sciences and engineering, and inspiring the young through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. But, above all, he proved himself to be the Queen's most valuable and loyal companion throughout her long reign. The TV series The Crown has helped bring Prince Philip to the centre of attention, but this superb biography not only examines the major influences on his life but is packed with revealing behind-the-scenes details and great insight. This first major biography of Prince Philip for almost 30 years shines new light on his complex character and extraordinary career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

William at 40 The Making of a Modern Monarch

William at 40  The Making of a Modern Monarch

Robert Jobson's new biography provides a definitive account and insight into the life of the Duke of Cambridge as he approaches his milestone birthday.

Author: Robert Jobson

Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers

ISBN: 1913543080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is one of the world's most famous faces destined to one day lead the ancient institution of the British monarchy as King. Determined to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother, The Queen, has done, William has created a public persona of a loving husband to Catherine and devoted father of three to George, Charlotte and Louis. Calm, balanced, and determined, he is perceived as passionate about the environment and the animal species that are facing extinction on our planet and, indeed the planet itself. He, along with his wife, have worked tirelessly too to try to end the stigma of mental health. He ticks all the right boxes as the future King. In private, however, those close to him say William, while being a dedicated servant of the Crown can be off-hand and volatile, defying his calm, family-guy demeanour. It is this chameleon-like characteristic that makes his father, Prince Charles, tread carefully when dealing with his son and heir. Theirs has been a complex relationship - indeed it was with Harry that Charles enjoyed a closer relationship before he bolted to America with new wife Meghan. William demands deference from those royally ranked below him, but in truth when looking upwards, he rarely gives it. Robert Jobson's new biography provides a definitive account and insight into the life of the Duke of Cambridge as he approaches his milestone birthday. At a key point in the history of the modern British monarchy, the author explores the complex character of the man who will follow his father Charles as King, his beliefs and thoughts, to reveal what kind of monarch William V will be. Published to coincide with William's 40th birthday. With 16 pages of colour photographs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip  Duke of Edinburgh

(1921-2021) A Commemoration Annie Bullen. The death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 was one of the saddest times for the royal family. Prince Philip and the Queen saw it particularly as a private tragedy for their two grandsons, ...

Author: Annie Bullen

Publisher: Pitkin

ISBN: 9781841659299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

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This fully-illustrated souvenir guidebook celebrates a remarkable man and includes rare, historical images of Prince Philip throughout his private and public life As the longest serving royal consort in British history (1921-2021), it is now time to celebrate Prince Philip’s remarkable contribution to the monarchy. A strong character full of vigour and verve, he found himself married to the most famous woman in the world, Queen Elizabeth II. They married for love and, although at times this man with strong opinions and enthusiasms of his own has found it hard to play a subordinate role, he has always been the Queen’s rock and support. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, grew famous for speaking his mind, but as his loyalty to his wife and country and his devotion to duty became apparent, he has become a national treasure and a figure of great respect to the British public. His marriage, fatherhood, early and distinguished career as a 1st Lieutenant in the Royal Navy are all detailed in this commemoration, as is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards scheme that has changed the lives of many young people. This commemoration of the Duke of Edinburgh highlights how Prince Philip, as royal consort, has left an ongoing legacy not only to the sovereignty of Britain but also to his beloved royal family. Her Majesty has never hidden the extent of her reliance on Philip, the man she has called: ‘My strength and stay all these years.’
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Henry Chips Channon The Diaries Volume 2

Henry    Chips    Channon  The Diaries  Volume 2

He later uses both variants interchangeably. fn56 Nelly Eliases, wife of a leading Greek banker. fn57 Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (19212021) was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg ...

Author: Chips Channon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473567207

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1120

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The second volume of the remarkable, Sunday Times bestselling diaries of Chips Channon. This second volume of the bestselling diaries of Henry 'Chips' Channon takes us from the heady aftermath of the Munich agreement, when the Prime Minister so admired by Chips was credited with having averted a general European conflagration, through the rapid unravelling of appeasement, and on to the tribulations of the early years of the Second World War. It closes with a moment of hope, as Channon, in recording the fall of Mussolini in July 1943, reflects: 'The war must be more than half over.' For much of this period, Channon is genuinely an eye-witness to unfolding events. He reassures Neville Chamberlain as he fights for his political life in May 1940. He chats to Winston Churchill while the two men inspect the bombed-out chamber of the House of Commons a few months later. From his desk at the Foreign Office he charts the progress of the war. But with the departure of his boss 'Rab' Butler to the Ministry of Education, and Channon's subsequent exclusion from the corridors of power, his life changes - and with it the preoccupations and tone of the diaries. The conduct of the war remains a constant theme, but more personal preoccupations come increasingly to the fore. As he throws himself back into the pleasures of society, he records his encounters with the likes of Noël Coward, Prince Philip, General de Gaulle and Oscar Wilde's erstwhile lover Lord Alfred Douglas. He describes dinners with members of European royal dynasties, and recounts gossip and scandal about the great, the good and the less good. And he charts the implosion of his marriage and his burgeoning, passionate friendship with a young officer on Wavell's staff. These are diaries that bring a whole epoch vividly to life.
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Philip Prince of Greece

Philip  Prince of Greece

all male members of the family of the generation of Philip and that of his father had been trained in the Greek military none had actually been on the front line, apart from Andrew in 1921 in Asia Minor and Philip's uncle, Constantine I ...

Author: Constantinos Lagos

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526790835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Many books have been written about the life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, yet there always seem to be corners of his long life that have remained unexplored. In this long look back into his early years, Constantinos Lagos and John Carr uncover hitherto unknown aspects of Philip's life as a Greek prince and his gradual transformation from a mere appendage of the troubled Greek royal family to an enduring pillar of the British monarchy. For the first time, Lagos and Carr delve into neglected Greek archives for a fascinating picture of Philip's early Greek life and the constant insecurity that dogged his steps as his father Prince Andrew of Greece and mother Princess Alice struggled to order their own lives in the maelstrom of unstable and often violent Greek politics in a Europe sliding towards world war. The Greek royal family, in which Philip has his roots, is dealt with at length, to bring out the particular family history and circumstances that played no small part in shaping his personality. Anyone curious about how Prince Philip actually grew up will find in this book a wealth of eye-opening, often startling details that will add more brush strokes to the portrait of the often-elusive but real Prince Philip.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

DK Eyewitness Greek Islands

DK Eyewitness Greek Islands

Here, in the street named aer it, is the 11th-century church of Ágii láson ke Sosípatros (saints Jason and Sossipater). These disciples of St Paul ... Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was born in Mon Repos Villa in 1921.

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241540114

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Explore hundreds of irresistible islands. Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of legendary heroes at the Minoan palace, swim in the turquoise waters of idyllic Zakynthos bay, or watch the sun set over Corfu from Kaiser's throne, your DK Eyewitness travel e-guide makes sure you experience all that the Greek Islands have to offer. The perfect escape, the Greek Islands offer spectacular beaches, crystal-clear seas, and picturesque villages. Though the islands vary greatly in character, they all share delicious cuisine, hospitable locals, and views capable of stealing your breath away. Our newly updated e-guide brings the Greek Islands to life, transporting you there like no other travel e-guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the islands' iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. We've also worked hard to make sure our information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak. You'll discover: -our pick of Greek Islands' must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems -the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay -detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy -easy-to-follow itineraries -expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe -colour-coded chapters to every part of the Greek Islands, from Athens to Crete, the Dodecanese to the Cyclades.
Categories: Travel

Chase s Calendar of Events 2021

Chase s Calendar of Events 2021

Philip, the former Prince Philip of Greece, had become a British subject nine months earlier and the title Duke of ... Nov 20, 1921. The silent film that catapulted Rudolph Valentino into stardom was given a general release on this date ...

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781641434249

Category: Education

Page: 752

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Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, national days, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and more. "The Oxford English Dictionary of holidays." NPR's Planet Money.
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Chase s Calendar of Events 2022

Chase s Calendar of Events 2022

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away Apr 9, 2021—two months before his 100th birthday. ... of the concept of an expanding universe has been described as the “most spectacular astronomical discovery” of the 20th century.

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781641435048

Category: Reference

Page:

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Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, national days, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world." Publishers Weekly
Categories: Reference

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

Around the start of the 20th century, monarchies were being widely discarded by nationalist, republican, communist, and fascist movements. When Philip was just 18 months old, his father, Prince Andrew of Greece, and his mother, ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241536216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and a celebration of the British royal family. This ebook is a stunning visual e-guide to the world's most famous royals, from the Queen's Norman predecessors to her great-grandchildren. It features events such as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and profiles on key people such as Princess Diana and Prince Harry. This new edition is revised to include the most recent events and milestones, such as the retirement of the Duke of Edinburgh, the birth of Charlotte, Louis, Archie, and other new family members, Harry and Meghan's wedding, and their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family. Including rare, restricted, and exclusive photos, this ebook examines the Queen's life in detail from her childhood to today, but also goes back through more than 1,000 years of history to tell the story of the House of Windsor and the entire succession of kings and queens of England and Scotland. With dazzling galleries of royal artefacts and photographic tours of sumptuous royal residences, this is the perfect ebook for fans of the Queen and royal family, fans of the Netflix series The Crown, or anyone interested in the history of the British monarchy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography