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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #255 on: January 03, 2012, 03:05:04 PM »
Also page 78:

regarding KP :'later recalled as a 'sort of base where I kept things'.

'Philip soon got used to never knowing at the start of each school holidays where he would be spending them and to always being on the move, but he did not complain. Victoria rearranged her own life so that she could supervise his...'

Philip also had a close relationship with Sir Harold Wernher, brother-in-law of his aunt Nada Milford-Haven who Philip came to look upon as an honorary uncle--and Zia as honorary aunt. Philip would stay with them at Thorpe Lubenham Hall for long periods in the 1930s.

Thank you so much for the wealth of data GDElla, you are so generous! It is interesting to see that the extended family was there for Philip during the thirties.

You're very welcome. :  )

From page 47: '...they put down more permanent roots at St Cloud [in the immediate period of exile] where another of Andra's brothers, Nicholas, and his wife Ellen and their three daughters were also now living, as was Margarethe 'Meg' Bourbon...and her family. On Sundays Big George and Marie [of Greece] would often hold family lunch parties together but otherwise Marie tended to live...in hte centre of Paris while pursuing her career as a psychoanalyst. Left on his own next door, Big George would come over each evening, we are told, to say his prayers with Philp and kiss him good night.' [citation for the last bit of info from Boothroyd's bio on Philip]
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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #256 on: January 03, 2012, 03:12:27 PM »
In 1923, his aunt Louise wrote of him that hie was 'quite too adorable for words, a perfect pet, so grown up & speaks quite a lot & uses grand phrases. He is the sturdiest little boy I have ever seen & I can't say he is spoilt.' p. 48

The book also remarks on early holidays spent at Panker, the Landgrave of Hesse's summer house on the Baltic coast. The Landgravine was Philip's Aunt Sophie's sister Margaret (nee Prussia) and a 'collection of royal cousins' would gather there. The Landgravine's son Christoph would eventually marry Philip's sister Sophie. About an hour away from Panker, was the estate of Hemmelmark (home of Philip's great-aunt Irene and her husband Henry of Prussia) 'where Philip jumped off a hay wagon and broke a front tooth.' (p.50)

Another visiting place was Cotroceni Palace where his cousin Helen of Romania (nee Greece) lived.

p.51: 'Philip goes to Adsdean [home of Louis & Edwina Mountbatten]' wrote Victoria Milford-Haven to Nona Kerr in June 1926, 'where they can keep him until autumn if desired, only for Goodwood week his room will be needed for guests, so if you (Nona) would still like & could have him & Roose [his nanny] that would be the time for his visit to you.' Philip went regularly to Nona Kerr over the years and he took to calling her 'Mrs Good...because she is good and that is the right name.'
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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #257 on: January 04, 2012, 01:13:14 PM »
Don't know if Nora Kerr wrote a book or not. She left her stuff to the Mountbattan Family.

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HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #258 on: June 09, 2012, 06:51:10 AM »
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was dismissed from hospital this morning!!just in time to celebrate his 91st Birthday tomorrow,june 10th!!

Three Cheers for the Good Man!! ;D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18378360

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« Reply #259 on: June 09, 2012, 07:40:04 AM »
Three Cheers for the grand old Duke !!!

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #260 on: June 09, 2012, 10:00:24 AM »
Wonderful news!

I hope he will enjoy his birthday and a quiet few days at home.

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« Reply #261 on: June 09, 2012, 10:39:46 AM »
Yes and catch up with the Queen. I am sure she missed him.  :)

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Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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« Reply #263 on: June 11, 2012, 10:35:15 PM »
Indeed. Prince Philip can use the example of Prince Albert to shape his own role, but he was correct to say that the monarchy has changed since Queen Victoria's time. Also Prince Albert was much more of an intellectual than a military man like Prince Philip. Prince Albert would have been glad to have a son like Prince Charles, who understood complicated subjects than the more earthy Bertie.

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« Reply #264 on: June 16, 2012, 02:46:56 AM »

The Duke will attend todays Trooping the Colour ceremony:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18458560

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« Reply #265 on: June 16, 2012, 11:46:03 AM »
So glad he is well even at his age.

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Admitted to hospital again:HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #266 on: August 15, 2012, 10:56:17 AM »

The Duke was admitted to hospital again today at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A statement by Buckingham Palace said it was due to a precaution,no further details were given.

Hope for the best!
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« Reply #267 on: August 15, 2012, 11:27:39 AM »
Best wishes to HRH for a quick recovery.  Sadly, this seems to be occurring with increasing regularity.

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« Reply #268 on: August 15, 2012, 11:50:26 AM »
The Duke does so well for his age. Maybe these regular admittances have something to do with what a stressful year it has been for the royal couple what with the Jubilee and then the Olympics. Wishing him all the best.

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Admitted to hospital again:HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« Reply #269 on: August 15, 2012, 02:47:59 PM »

The Duke was admitted to hospital again today at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A statement by Buckingham Palace said it was due to a precaution,no further details were given.

Hope for the best!

Apparently HRH suffers a recurrence of the bladder infection and is likely to remain in hospital the next
few days according to a communique by Buckingham Palace.
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