Triumph of the outsider from nowhere The boy born on a Corfu kitchen table grew up unloved, without a home or family. But, after capturing the future Queen’s heart, Philip overcame courtiers’ enmity and his own gaffes to become the greatest consort the wo


The Duchess of Devonshire once asked Denis Thatcher, another husband of a great woman, how he had endured for so long his often thankless role. Denis replied: “Love and loyalty, my dear!” The Duke of Edinburgh was too unsentimental to use such words,...

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