Friday, February 11, 2011

Oldie of the Year

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has been named Consort of the Year by The Oldie, a humorous publication that  acts as an "antidote to youth culture". All in good fun, this is part of the build-up to the Duke's 90th birthday, June 10th. Another tribute is an exhibition that includes photographs, some never before released,  on view at Windsor Castle,  February 12 to January 22, 2012.

First steps: The young prince hauls himself up on a stool and gives a cheeky smile for the camera
I especially like this image of the Duke as a toddler - he reminds me of Prince William at the same age.

1933: Smart in his school uniform
He was a handsome boy.

And a dashing young man - worthy of a future Queen.

One of the greatest legacies of the monarchy is their longevity.

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