HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021
Princes Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh on board Boy Browning's yacht Fanny Rosa at Cowes, IOW, 1949. Also in the picture is the back view of Boy and skipper Richard Thomas Bunt, boatman to General Browning, in the white cap.
Yesterday, as news that the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away went around the world, it was received with great sadness and immense respect for the vital role he had played at our Queen's side since their marriage in 1947. Much is being said about his family life, military career, interests, and massive contribution to the country, the Commonwealth, and the environment, on the news channels and all media outlets throughout the world.
Here on the Daphne du Maurier website, we would like to pay our own small tribute by remembering the Duke of Edinburgh in the context of the role played by Daphne du Maurier's husband, Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Browning (Boy), who worked for him from soon after the end of WW2 until General Browning's retirement in 1959.
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