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Philip & Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage

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Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage -  Gyles Brandreth, book reviewPhilip & Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage by Gyles Brandreth looks at the nature of the relationship between Prince Philip and the Queen over the six decades of their marriage, and prior to that through the years they knew each other after they met when the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, was only thirteen. Brandreth is quite open about his intentions in writing the book: he is reasonably well acquainted with Prince Philip (he would not say they are close friends) and wants to dispel some of the myths that he is a grumpy and rude man.

Unlike the marriages of most of their children, the marriage of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II has stayed the course. They were married in 1947, five years before the death of King George VI.


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