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Re: The Real Prince Philip
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Re: The Real Prince Philip
« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2008, 08:22:38 AM »
Three cousins who contributed to the programme.

Countess Mountbatten of Burma:



Lady Kennard:



Lady Butter:



Anyone know exactly how Ladies Kennard and Butter are related to Philip?

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Re: The Real Prince Philip
« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2008, 10:13:25 AM »
I don't know which sisters these are but they're obviously wedding photos!




The first picture is the wedding of the eldest sister Princess Margarita of Greece to Fürst Gottfried zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
The next one the youngest sister (and the first of the sisters to marry) Princess Sophie of Greece to her first husband Prince Christopher von Hessen-Kassel.

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Re: The Real Prince Philip
« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2008, 10:57:57 AM »
I always thought you could see something of Philip in William and Harry and in some of these pictures, more so. He was definitely a very handsome young man! No wonder Princess Elizabeth fell for him at first sight.  :)
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Re: The Real Prince Philip
« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2008, 02:31:35 PM »
I always thought you could see something of Philip in William and Harry and in some of these pictures, more so. He was definitely a very handsome young man! No wonder Princess Elizabeth fell for him at first sight.  :)

I think Peter Phillips also shares a great resemblance with his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, in those photos as a young man. I have seen a resemblance also in Prince Harry to P. Phillip's father, Prince Andrea of Greece.

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2008, 02:41:39 PM »
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs8/peterphillips3.jpg

Compare the photos above of Prince Phillip with the link to the photo of Peter Phillips I found on Worldroots. :).

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Re: The Real Prince Philip
« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2008, 05:05:48 PM »
I came across a 2-hour documentary about Prince Philip in my video collection the other day. It was originally broadcast in 1999. I thought it came over as quite balanced with interviews with King Constantine of Greece, Lady Mountbatten and two of his cousins, among others. It was interesting to hear about his family and sisters.

Comments from James Whitaker about Philip's alleged dislike for Princess Diana now seem wrong in view of their correspondence which has recently come to light.

I've taken a few screen grabs. The picture quality is not great - the tapes are knackered - but I'll post more if anyone finds them interesting.






I note that a few people in this thread have mentioned Philip's resemblance to his grandsons; however, this picture to me is strikingly like his son Edward at twelve or so (in my teens I made Edward a particular topic of study :-) ) He also of course looks like Princess Anne.
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Re: The Real Prince Philip
« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2008, 05:16:22 PM »
Three cousins who contributed to the programme.

Countess Mountbatten of Burma:



Lady Kennard:



Lady Butter:



Anyone know exactly how Ladies Kennard and Butter are related to Philip?



Neither Lady Kennard nor her sister Lady Butter are cousins of Prince Philip, but friends of his youth. Both are the nieces of Nada, Countess of
Milford Haven, wife of Prince Philip's maternal uncle George Mountbatten 2nd Marques of Milford Haven.

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.

They had three children:

George Michael Alexander Wernher (22 August 1918 – 4 December 1942), killed, aged 24, in Béja, Tunisia on active service.

Georgina Wernher (b. 17 October 1919) who married Lt.-Col. Harold Phillips and had several children, including Alexandra Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn and Natalia Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster.
After her husband's death in 1980 she married Sir George Arnold Ford Kennard, 3rd Bt. (1915–1999) in 1992.

Myra Alice Wernher (b. 8 March 1925) who married Sir David Henry Butter and had several children, including Maralyn Ramsay, Countess of Dalhousie.

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2008, 08:06:16 PM »
Thanks for the info Gabriella.

You aroused my curiosity when you explained their family background.  Tho their knowledge about Prince Philip stems from their early friendship w/ him, they are indeed cousins.  Both Philip and they are descended from sons of Nicholas I of Russia, making them 3rd cousins.

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2008, 03:19:39 PM »
Thanks for the info Gabriella.

You aroused my curiosity when you explained their family background.  Tho their knowledge about Prince Philip stems from their early friendship w/ him, they are indeed cousins.  Both Philip and they are descended from sons of Nicholas I of Russia, making them 3rd cousins.

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Hello, Terence,

thanks for the information. I did not know that they all descent form Nicholas I of Russia. Could you give more information?

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2008, 04:19:57 PM »
Nicholas I---Constantine---Olga--Andrew--Philip
Nicholas I--Michael--Michael--Zia--Ladies Kennard & Butter
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Documentary about Philip
« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2008, 12:51:35 PM »
Anyone watch the documentary about Philip that was screened on BBC1 last night?

I watched it but would be interested to hear what others made of it.............
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Re: Documentary about Philip
« Reply #74 on: May 13, 2008, 03:50:47 PM »
It was actually on ITV, and yes, I did watch it. I'm watching the second part now, it's quite good and is interesting. I found the reference to his mother, Alice, and her 'illness' especially interesting, there was a nice photo of the two of them included as well.