prince phillip or duke of edinburgh...did he have affairs? if so with whom?
- Tira MisuLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Rumour has it that he has had affairs, see these articles:
"In the 1950s, rumours of affairs and problems in the royal marriage swept the international press, yet the prince kept busy – in 1956, he founded the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme to encourage creative achievement among young people – and scandal was avoided. In 1969 came the royal family's first attempt at modern spin-doctoring with the television documentary Royal Family: its making was championed by Philip who wanted to portray the Windsors as an ordinary family doing an extraordinary job."
"Throughout his marriage, rumours spread concerning the Duke's alleged extra-marital affairs. The first public media report of the allegation appeared in 1957 in the Baltimore Sun, which claimed REPORT QUEEN, DUKE IN RIFT OVER PARTY GIRL. In a breach with precedent Buckingham Palace commented on the story, denying it in a forthright manner.
Rumours, some published, many hinted at with references to a "senior royal" being a "ladies' man", continued throughout his marriage. Australia's Woman's Day front page once promised readers a detailed exposé of 'Prince Philip's torrid sex life' with his 'famous lovers named'; The Tatler once published Philip's 'fan club', a list of famous women close to him, implying that they were his mistresses. Author Nicholas Davies suggested the Prince's supposed lovers included his cousin, Princess Alexandra of Kent, film-star Merle Oberon, and Susan Barrantes, mother of Sarah, Duchess of York. One rumour even claimed Philip had a homosexual affair with former President of France Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, while the most widely believed list of 'lovers' included actress Pat Kirkwood, 1950s personality Katie Boyle, and Hélene Cordet, a childhood friend with whom he supposedly had children. Respected Royal biographer of King George VI and Elizabeth II Sarah Bradford expressed her belief that Philip had committed adultery. It was even suggested by Lauren Bacall that Philip used his 'close friends' the actors David Niven and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr to act as his beard, with them pretending to be escorting women in Philip's company who were in reality his girlfriends.
One German newspaper even claimed in 1995 that Buckingham Palace had confirmed that Prince Philip was the father of 24 illegitimate children, only to retract the claim when they realised that they had mistranslated information from the Palace that had said he had 24 godchildren. (However, Kitty Kelley claims in her book The Royals that it is a tradition for British royals to be godparents to their illegitimate children, and that several of Philip's godchildren are indeed his offspring.)
However, the Prince's most recent biographer, Gyles Brandreth, who interviewed Prince Philip, Kirkwood, Boyle, Cordet and friends, concluded that all the rumours were untrue; Kirkwood only met Philip socially on a handful of occasions, as did Boyle. The rumours concerning Cordet originated because she had had two children with her future second husband while separated from her first husband, but had declined at the time to name the father of her children, leading to rumours that it was her close friend Philip who was the father. Nor were Niven nor Fairbanks, contrary to Bacall's claims, more than casual acquaintances of Philip's. Brandeth concluded that Philip had not had any sexual relationship outside his marriage, believing that it would have been out of character, given his personal devotion to the Queen, and also no independent verified evidence, even in the most widely believed cases, could be found. Philip himself noted how his face is internationally recognised and that he has been accompanied continually since 1947 by police and detectives, so that extra-marital relationships could not have been carried out and had they been, would invariably have been discovered. While the rumours spread, no British tabloid has ever unearthed evidence to support the claims."
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- 1 decade ago
If he did he surely been discret. I sometimes wonder that myself. Cause, I bet Queen Elizabeth would be outraged if the tabloids would spread his business around. I have never heard of him having an affair. But than quite waters run deep. Right!
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
In 1956, The Queen discovered that Prince Philip was having an affair with Princess Alexandra, who was Queen Elizabeth's cousin and also 10 years younger at the time of the secret affair. Elizabeth banned him from her bed and the marriage ended in the conventional sense. Prince Philip has been living an adulterous life for most of the 45 years he has been married to The Queen. Alexandra's daughter, Marina, almost revealed the secret in 1989 when she became pregnant. Her parents urged her to have an abortion and Marina was so angry that she decided to tell all to a newspapers. Fortunately, for her parents, The Queen and Prince Philip caution prevailed, and the affair remained a closely guarded royal confidence known only to a very few.
Elizabeth had known that Prince Philip chased other women including the late Helene Cordet, TV star Katie Boyle, actress Anna Massey, Jane Russell, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shirley Maclaine, Merle Oberon (Duchess of Abercorn), the Countess of Westmoreland, the late Susie Barrantes (Sarah Ferguson's mother), Patti Kulge, Christina Ford and many polo wives. However, The Queen also became romantically involved with another man, Henry George Reginald Molyneux Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon (Lord Porchester).
Read more at http://www.throneout.com/images/royal_affairs.pdf
- Daniel RLv 61 decade ago
I once read that he was supposed to have had an affair with Nanette Newman (who used to do the old Fairy Liquid adverts), and her daughter Emma Forbes was by him. Probably rubbish, but a fun rumour.
- 1 decade ago
I don't know about whether he had affairs during his marriage, but he was certainly known to be a ladies' man in his Naval years. They say he had it away with half of Tyneside!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Prince Phillip been shaggin all over. Nannette Newman. Zsa Zsa Gabor. Joanna Lumley. Lt Uhura. Julie Andrews. The Queen. Kitty Kelly. Grace Kelly. Old Mother Kelly. Hillary Clinton. Barbara Cartland. The President of France. The Leader of the Labour Party. Why you think he got so much power and influence? Family ties. Half the country made up of illegitimate children. All the same like him. All this shaggin is a disgrace.
He even trying to shag me. That is why there is a conspiracy.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Have a look on the google website - a few surprises there..... http://www.google.co.uk (Type 'Prince Philip + affair' in the search box.)