Prince Philip, even at the age of 96, hasn’t lost his charm. The evidence is a brand new portrait of the royal released by Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s background and heritage are being celebrated in the new portrait. The portrait is created for the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans.
He’s seen standing at the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle while wearing the sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest-ranking honour, in the portrait.
Windsor Castle holds a special significance in regard to Prince Philip’s ancestry.
At the end of the Grand Corridor of the castle, is the ‘Tapestry Room’. There Philip’s’ mother, Princess Alice, and maternal grandmother, Princess Victoria, were born. The women who appear in the painting that hangs on the right side of the Grand Corridor of Windsor castle, in the company of Queen Victoria.
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The ‘Grand Corridor’ in this portrait is highly decorated with significant clues. Furthermore, those clues also lead us into Prince Philip’s heritage. It leads us to both a white marble bust of Princess Alice by Joseph von Kopf and another of Princess Victoria by Hugo Hagen is clearly visible.
Prince Philip has been connected to Denmark by his grandfather, George I of Greece. He was originally a Danish Prince who was born in Copenhagen. His great-grandfather, Christian IX, was the King of Denmark and reigned from 1863 to 1906.
The portrait will also go on display in the United Kingdom in 2018 with details which are yet to be announced.
The year, 2017 has indeed been a great year for both, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth. In the month of May, the Duke of Edinburgh stepped down from all his duties.
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He resigned from all his duties as his wife’s public consort after 70 years of service. Now, a new and fresh chapter of his life began. It is being told in great depth as season 2 of ‘The Crown’ was released.