Young Prince Philip

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20210412The revelatory biography of the early life of Prince Philip.

We have grown so used to seeing Prince Philip as a loyal, dutiful elderly man that it is easy to forget what a strange and intriguing life he led when he was younger. Originally published to coincide with his 90th birthday in 2011, 'Young Prince Philip' tells the story of the first half of his life.

Philip Eade focuses on those aspects of the Prince's early life that are most compelling: his father's dramatic flight from revolutionary Greece; the subsequent madness of his deaf mother and prolonged absences of his feckless father; his school days in Nazi Germany; his relationship with his four sisters, all married to Germans, one to an officer in the SS; his rather breezy courtship and marriage to the most eligible young woman in the world; and his membership of raffish circles during the 1950s and '60s.

Abridged by Polly Coles
Read by Nicholas Woodeson

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

The first extract from Philip Eade's book commemorating the life of Prince Philip.

20210413The revelatory biography of the early life of Prince Philip.

We have grown so used to seeing Prince Philip as a loyal, dutiful elderly man that it is easy to forget what a strange and intriguing life he led when he was younger. Originally published to coincide with his 90th birthday in 2011, 'Young Prince Philip' tells the story of the first half of his life.

Philip Eade focuses on those aspects of the Prince's early life that are most compelling: his father's dramatic flight from revolutionary Greece; the subsequent madness of his deaf mother and prolonged absences of his feckless father; his school days in Nazi Germany; his relationship with his four sisters, all married to Germans, one to an officer in the SS; his rather breezy courtship and marriage to the most eligible young woman in the world; and his membership of raffish circles during the 1950s and '60s.

Abridged by Polly Coles
Read by Nicholas Woodeson

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

A biography commemorating the early life of the late Duke of Edinburgh.