Saturday, April 10, 2021

Prince Philip Has Died

Prince Philip, husband of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, has died at age 99. In his public role as spouse of the monarch, Philip was very nearly textbook perfect.

In his other role as father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Philip’s performance was more uneven. Son Charles has been a disappointment. Grandsons William and Harry end up being a winner and a loser, respectively. 

Historians may conclude that, like most of us, Philip did very well those things over which he had control, less well on things where he had, at best, some influence. Prince Philip, requiescat in pace.