Prince Philip: The Royals look back on his life with a video

Prince Philip
The Royals look back on his life with a video

Prince Philip at the 2016 Royal Ascot horse race.

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The British royal family said goodbye to Prince Philip on Saturday. In the run-up, she pays him tribute with a cinematic review.

In the run-up to the funeral service and funeral of the late Prince Philip (1921-2021), his family looks back on his life with a short video. The clip, which can be seen on Twitter, among other places, shows photographs from the past 99 years, including images of the Prince Consort as a child, with his wife Queen Elizabeth II (94) and their children.

The video should celebrate “the extraordinary life” of the deceased, it is also said in the social network Instagram. A “sheer breadth of experience” made it “unique”, as did “the war generation to which he belonged”. The pictures are framed by the spoken poem “The Patriarchs – An Elegy”, which the poet Simon Armitage (57, “Walking Home”) wrote in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh. The poet was named “Poet Laureate” in May 2019.

“The last of the great avid magicians”

Armitage’s poem can also be in its full length on the official website of the Royals can be read. Among other things, it says: “The last of the great avaricious magicians, have saved their best tricks for the grand finale, refuted immortality and disappeared as a whole.”

In addition to photos with his family, the video collage also shows pictures from Prince Philips’ time in the Royal Navy and snapshots of his various trips abroad.