Philip has attended many weddings, of his sons and then his grandsons. Some royal wives, like Kate Middleton, he is said to have warmed to. How could one make a good impression on him?
This would have impacted a number of royal brides though the years, according to Judi, “especially the ones like Fergie, who ruffled his royal feathers in a way that led to her being banished from royal life for the duration despite clearly being a very important part of Andrew’s life again for many years.”
The expert went on: “The two women closest to the prince: his wife and his daughter Anne, are both stoic non-complainers infused with a dedication to duty and hard work.
“They seem to share Philip’s sense of humour and admire his old-world, masculine gallantry in a way that a more modern woman might not.”
In fact, Judi claims, this might prevent the older Duke from bonding with new additions to the family.
“Elizabeth still had to grown into the woman Philip fell in love with but her own body language here suggests she might have already been over-awed by the tall, dashing blond cadet in his naval uniform.”
It has been thought Elizabeth was taken with Philip from their first meeting.
The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 71, is currently second-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 37, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, six, Charlotte, four, and Louis, one, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 35. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.