Prince Philip secret ally of Lady Di? The Duke of Edinburgh passed away this Friday, April 9 at the age of 99. Almost a century of existence for the man who occupied Buckingham Palace for almost 70 years. A true pillar for the royal family, Elizabeth II’s husband played a central role in the family conflicts that agitated the palace. As in particular the tumultuous separation of Lady Diana and Prince Charles in 1992. If we could have thought otherwise, it should be noted that at that time the former Prince of Greece and Denmark did not side with his side. eldest son but that of his daughter-in-law. A period during which the grandfather of princes William and Harry exchanged a lot by mail with the princess of hearts, as evidenced by a series of letters unveiled in L’Express several years ago.
Prince Philip particularly deplored Prince Charles’ extra-marital relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles: “I can only repeat what I have already told you, if you allow me I can always help you. But I am completely ready. to admit that I have no talent as a marriage counselor “he wrote to Lady Di before adding:” Neither of us approve of seeing you having lovers. ” He then did not hesitate, against all odds, to openly criticize his son’s choices: “Charles, for a man of his position, was stupid to risk everything for Camilla. We never imagined he could have it. want to leave you for her. I can’t imagine anyone who is supposed to leave you for her. ” Unexpected support, which must have been particularly welcome for Diana when she was struggling to find her place in the Windsors.
Prince Philip present for his grandsons when their mother dies
When Lady Di died, it was once again Prince Philip who had found the right words to comfort William and Harry. Indeed, devastated by the drama of their lives, the two boys then aged 15 and 12 respectively, did not want to show up at their mother’s funeral. At a dinner shortly before the funeral, Prince Philip launched a phrase that resonated with his grandsons: “I would walk if you walk,” as reported Today. True to his words, Prince Philip walked behind Princess Diana’s coffin from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey, with Princes William and Harry finally changing their minds.
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