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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #195 on: June 11, 2010, 10:29:48 AM »
In biography of Prince Tomislav he recalls a meeting with Alice dressed like a nun at the wedding of his brother Andrei and Princess Christina von Hessen-Kassel and says that she met him at the stairs of the palace and said to him:"You are Tomislav and you are going to marry my granddaughter."He said:"It's not me,my brother Andrei is going to marry your granddaughter." and she replied with the smile:"Don't worry,I am going to catch you one day" and he remembered it very well...

Yes,one could say from whom Prince Philip inherited his wit and humor... :-)

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« Reply #196 on: June 12, 2010, 08:04:13 AM »
Well...Not all the time. His humor has gotton him in trouble, but he is like that.  ;)

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« Reply #197 on: June 12, 2010, 08:24:13 AM »
I say that because I emphasis with him.
My mouth gets me into trouble a lot too and I never really want it to sound like it does when it comes out.

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #198 on: June 18, 2010, 09:11:56 AM »
Can anypone date this picture? thanks in advanced!



 

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« Reply #199 on: June 18, 2010, 09:14:01 AM »
Early in the marriage I think.  ;)

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #200 on: June 18, 2010, 10:34:36 AM »
He's a Lieutenant-Commander there, having been a Lieutenant at the time of the marriage. I would say 1948-50.

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« Reply #201 on: June 19, 2010, 08:11:20 AM »
I think that is about right.

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #202 on: December 09, 2010, 06:09:00 PM »
Phillip in his bachelor dinner organized by his uncle, the Earl of Mountbatten



 

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« Reply #203 on: January 29, 2011, 07:41:59 AM »
Neither Lady Kennard nor her sister Lady Butter are cousins of Prince Philip.

They are the daughters of Sir Harold Wernher (16 January 1893 – 30 June 1973) and his wife Anastasia (Zia) de Torby (9 September 1892 - 7 December 1977), the eldest daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich Romanov. Zia was the elder sister of Nada.


Well,Lady Kennard and Lady Buutter are grand-dughters of Grand Duke Michail Michailovich of Russia and Philipp is a grand-son of Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna of Russia,so they are cousins after all...

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #204 on: February 13, 2011, 07:04:32 AM »
There will be an exhibition on the occasion of Prince Philip celebrating his 90th birthday:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/princephilip/

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« Reply #205 on: February 16, 2011, 02:02:36 PM »
I asked this question years ago on the forum but nobody was able to respond with accuracy - does anybody know what languages the DofE speaks?

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #206 on: February 16, 2011, 08:43:53 PM »
As far as I heard he speaks,apart from English,German(very fluent-without accent) and also French...later in his life,he took some lessons in Greek !

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« Reply #207 on: February 16, 2011, 11:36:49 PM »
I believe he reaquainted himself with Greek, and the reason being to his and Prince Charles' highly private trips to Mt. Athos.

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #208 on: February 17, 2011, 04:12:39 AM »
Prince Philip was partly educated at Salem in Germany, which would account for the fluency in German.

Otherwise, he seems to have grown up in a mainly English-speaking milieu, though it's good to hear about the French and Greek.

Apparently the Queen also speaks French extremely well. There is a nice story from a few years ago of her making an impromptu broadcast on Quebec radio when a presenter rang Buckingham Palace posing as the then Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien. The listeners were most impressed by her fluent French as well as her command of Quebec politics. Off topic, I know.

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #209 on: February 17, 2011, 07:38:41 AM »
Prince Philip was partly educated at Salem in Germany, which would account for the fluency in German.

Otherwise, he seems to have grown up in a mainly English-speaking milieu, though it's good to hear about the French and Greek.


He has also grown up in Paris during the exile years of Greek royals...