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A farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh

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Prince Philip once said that his job – first, second and last – was ‘to never let the Queen down’.

The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Born on 10 June 1921, in Corfu, Greece, it was likely that a life of perennial devotion to the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith – wasn’t the ‘job description’ a young Philip had aspired to.

Evacuated from Greece, literally, in a fruit box, Philip was educated in France, England and Scotland, before taking on a range of active roles in the British Royal Navy.

Things changed, however, for the vigorous and active young man when the then-Elizabeth – who Philip…



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