P is for Philip

Anyone who knows me well will probably be a bit surprised by this post given how anti-royal I am. 

I'm not going to rant about my feelings on the matter here (there's a time and a place for that and this isn't it), but rather doff my cap to someone I actually have a bit of respect for in one aspect of his life; his marriage. 

Philip married Elizabeth in 1947 and would remain married for 74 years which is an amazing achievement for anyone. On Elizabeth's accession to the throne in 1952 Philip renounced all of his own Royal titles and patronage in order to be subservient to the one true love of his life; his wife. Philip was a man with a stronger royal lineage than the woman he married but he was a man who chose to give up his name for hers and follow two steps behind her for the remainder of his years. 

Now that I can respect of any man regardless of his station in life! 

This post is part of a series in the Blogging From A To Z Challenge, April 2021.


  1. He seemed to belong to the "too good to be true" category...Gains respect every time I read about him


  2. It is indeed a remarkable man who can take second place to anyone especially his wife

  3. He had some very good qualities...and some not so very good ones as well. But I will not speak ill of the dead and I am certain that Queen Elizabeth is beside herself in grief.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side: 2021: The A to Z of Monsters


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