“Forgotten Hollywood”- For Queen and Country…

Posted on April 9, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Prince Philip was Queen Elizabeth’s husband who helped modernize the monarchy and steer the British royal family through repeated crises during seven decades of service. The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by his bride’s side throughout her sixty-nine-year reign, the longest in British history. During that time, he earned a reputation for a tough, no-nonsense attitude.

“`Phillip was born on the island of Corfu on June 10, 1921,  the fifth child and the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece. A former naval officer who served in the Royal Navy during the war, he was mentioned in dispatches for bravery. Phillip was a qualified pilot and an accomplished sailor. His wartime service saw him present at the 1945 Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay.

“`Distant relations, Philip married Elizabeth in 1947. He found it difficult to give up the military career he loved and to take on the job as the monarch’s consort, for which there was no clear-cut provision.  While constitutionally excluded from vast areas of the Queen’s professional life, he feared the monarchy could become a political museum piece. His suggestions affected royal protocol, and he tackled such issues as conservation, science, industry and religion. Phillip also took a keen interest in young people. Personal family decisions were a joint effort made by the Queen and her Prince.



“`Phillip has been portrayed on celluloid in the film, The Queen, and on the Netflix series, The Crown. Actors taking on the role include James Cromwell, Tobias Menzies, Matt Smith and Christopher Lee.

“`Assigned to a lifetime of service, Phillip made over 22,000 solo appearances. He retired from public life in August 2017.  His final official appearance was last July at a military ceremony at Windsor Castle. He spent four weeks in hospital earlier this year for treatment for an infection and to have a heart procedure, but returned to Windsor in early March.

“`The coronavirus pandemic could have an impact on carefully established plans for Phillip’s funeral. With restrictions still in place amid the Covid-19 outbreak, all public elements of the final farewell will not be able to take place in their original form. Flags at Buckingham Palace and at government buildings across Britain were lowered to half-mast and within an hour of the announcement, the public began to lay flowers outside Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.

“`Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh was ninety-nine.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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