Lady Prudence Penn, Elizabeth II’s old confidante, reveals that she loved the way Philip of Edinburgh spoke to his wife.
The death of Philip of Edinburgh undoubtedly stirred the sentiments of the royal house and the nation. Not only left the oldest consort of all, but the support and companion of the Queen isabel II. After the funeral and a series of tributes to the late prince, the memoirs of the royal they continue to travel every corner. This time the one who spoke about him was Lady Prudence Penn, ex-lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth.
Philip, a consort ‘sent from heaven’ to Queen Elizabeth
Lady Prudence recalled with Tatler when she first met the Duke of Edinburgh, mentioning that she felt ‘like struck by lightning’: “I was amazed at the physical perfection of this young blond man –a complement to the beauty of Princess Elizabeth ».
He continued: I loved the way it would boost the queen’s ego by telling her how charming she looked on her way to the wedding. He knew how to bring out the best in a woman, and I am sure that his advice and encouragement towards her were pillars in the relationship. In my opinion, the Duke of Edinburgh was a consort sent from heaven to His Majesty in every way. ‘
The prince who said goodbye to his queen
In addition to how much Lady Prudence liked the couple, she says that being with Felipe was always ‘interesting and fun’. He was one of the most practical men I have ever met. He was intensely interested in many things, always curious to know more, and if possible, to make improvements ».
Philip of Edinburgh lived from 1921 to 2021, passed away at 99 months before his birthday in June. On this solemn event, the old escort lady drew an emotional conclusion: “She always wanted to have a funeral with a much lower profile than she was expected to do, and under the circumstances she obtained her wish. It was the most moving, fitting and memorable funeral of all.