As we put this week’s newsletter together we’ve heard the sad news that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Queen Elizabeth and all of the Royal Family.
For more than 70 years Prince Philip had one of the most difficult jobs for a talented, opinionated person – consort to a constitutional monarch. In fact, he became the longest-serving consort in British history. The job ideally requires someone who is diplomatic, quiet, and doesn’t mind playing second fiddle. That doesn’t describe Prince Philip, whose outspoken comments and wicked sense of humor sometimes ruffled feathers and put backs up, but more often entertained many and added to the vibrant story of the British Royal Family.
More than anything he was, as the Queen said on their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1997, "my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know." One thing is for certain, he will be missed by many people from Britain, the United States and around the world.
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