Prince Philip: The foreigner consort, whose ancestry spanned all of royal Europe
Though his ancestry could be traced back to Queen Victoria, Prince Philip’s family was in fact spread out over all of Europe and was testimony of widespread intermarriages between royal families in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Much has been said about the extraordinary life led by the Duke after he gave up on his career in the Royal Navy at the age of 29 to marry the Queen and assist her in royal duties. Prince Philip’s early life though was a far more turbulent one involving the exile of his father from Greece, the break down of his parents’ marriage, the marriage of his sisters to men who had associations with the Nazi party in Germany, his mother being diagnosed with Schizophrenia and being placed in an asylum and the young prince being passed around relatives for much of his childhood. The Indian Express – April 15, 2021
About William Tyler:
William spent his whole professional life in adult education, beginning at Kingsgate College in 1969. He served as Principal of Manchester’s Adult Education College, and as Warwickshire’s County Adviser for Adult Education.
Since early retirement, William has lectured widely for many public bodies, including the University of Cambridge and the WEA, in addition to speaking to many clubs and societies.
He was awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to adult education and continues to lecture to audiences worldwide.