Prince William says he admired Prince Phillip for ‘giving up career’ for queen

Prince William says he admired Prince Phillip for ‘giving up career’ for queen
Royal family members speak candidly about the Duke of Edinburgh in a BBC documentary

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed how much he “admired” the Duke of Edinburgh for “giving up his career” when he married the Queen.

Speaking on the Prince Phillip: The Royal Family Remembers documentary, which aired on BBC One last night, Prins William reflected on his grandfather’s career in the Royal Navy.

“One of the things I do admire him for is that he gave up a very successful military career to be the Queen’s consort and support her and to go into service and duty in a different way," han sa.

“It was very much a ‘man’s world’ back then so for a man to give up his career to support a woman –albeit a queen – was still quite a big step.”

Prince Phillip joined the Royal Navy aged 18 i 1939. During the Second World War, he served with distinction in the British Mediterranean and Pacific fleets.

He left active military service when Queen Elizabeth was coronated in 1952.

Phillip went on to become the longest-serving British royal consort until he died aged 99 in April this year.

The one-off documentary was originally commissioned to celebrate the royal’s 100th birthday, but it now features more interviews filmed both before and after the royal’s death.

Prince Charles, Prins Andrew, Prins Harry og Zara Tindall also give interviews. The Queen did not feature as a contributor on the show.

Video footage from the Queen’s private cine-film collection was also used for the documentary, including an old clip of her running after her husband and children as they ride tricycles.

Another video showed the duke rowing a boat with his son Prince Edward and playing beside a lake.

Prins Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One

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