Exile and the Kingdom

Posted: March 14th, 2022

THE UK IS in official mourning for HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, known to my generation as the DofE, or Phil the Greek. Two months before his 100th birthday, his death was not unexpected, but it is still sad to lose a figure who has been in the public eye all our lives, and to think about how the Queen, a sprightly 94, will manage without him after 73 years of marriage. He embodied how the royal family has changed, as well as how we, the British, have changed and how the rest of the world has changed.

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