Philip…A Man Of Many Parts And Varied Interests

Prince Philip was a man of many parts who undoubtedly made his mark on history.

Following a successful naval career, during which he saw active service in the Second World War, The Duke of Edinburgh began to focus on his work in support of the Queen following her accession in 1952.

In 2009 he became the longest-serving British consort (companion to the sovereign). This was a distinction previously held by Queen Charlotte, George 3rd’s consort.

His Royal Highness had many interests which he pursued separately to his work with Her Majesty, including conservation, engineering and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which he founded in 1956.

In May 2017 it was announced that The Duke of Edinburgh had decided, with full support of The Queen, to no longer carry out public engagements.