Prince Philip's Century

Prince Philip's Century : The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh

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This edition is no longer available. The new edition of this book is called Prince Philip's Century 1921-2021.

For decades Prince Philip has shared the Queen's burden of office without upstaging her, always privately providing reassurance and advice but never overstepping the boundaries of his supporting role. It is an unforgiving position - a challenge for anyone - but one that he has met head on. He remains the Queen's adviser and is recognised as such the world over. That said, he is wise enough to recognise his limitations and the constraints of his role. He always seems to instinctively know when it is time to step back and let his wife take the lead. His job is, after all, to allow her star to shine.

Robert Jobson's magnificent new biography of the Duke of Edinburgh tells the full story of his remarkable life and achievements, and how, after his marriage in 1947 to Princess Elizabeth, this dedicated military man spent so much of his life supporting his wife. But he was to create a role for himself as a determined moderniser and environmental campaigner, and through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, encouraging young people to reach their potential. Though perhaps his greatest achievements have been as a loyal husband and companion, and as a loving father and grandfather.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8-page colour plate section
  • 1913543617
  • 9781913543617
  • 6,517

About Robert Jobson

Robert Jobson is one of Britain's leading royal commentators, dubbed 'the Godfather of royal reporting' by the Wall Street Journal. He is Royal Editor of the Evening Standard and regularly appears on television as a royal expert. A best-selling author and award-winning correspondent, he has been at the forefront of royal reporting for a quarter of a century.
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