Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Prince among Men

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Prince among Men

Article excerpt

FAIR play to Prince Philip, who has just recently announced his retirement from public duties at the grand old age of 95.

The Queen's husband and right-hand-man has been standing on ceremony for decades, cutting ribbons, shaking hands, talking to hundreds of people about their various interests.

The Duke of Edinburgh is patron, president or a member of more than 780 organisations.

Most people of that age would sooner be putting their feet up, so there was a resounding cheer from those of us who feel he deserves to ditch the tie and jacket and put on some slippers.

With news of his retirement, this documentary has rather speedily put together this celebration of Prince Philip's 70 years of royal duty.

He is the longest-serving consort in British history, from his beginnings as a naval officer to his role as husband of the Queen. …

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