‘Unrivalled portrait’ Carefree Philip rides children’s tricycle in intimate new Royal film


PRINCE PHILIP will be remembered in an upcoming documentary – and intimate clips include the late Duke enjoying himself on a child’s tricycle.

In a short teaser for Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, a young Duke of Edinburgh races through royal grounds on the tiny tricycle. The footage shows a glimpse of his playful side.

Britain’s longest-serving consort is also captured rowing a boat with young Prince Edward and playing by a lake with two of his children.

Philip, who died aged 99 in April, was able to spend more “quality time” with his children when they were growing up.

He taught all four of his children how to swim in the pool at Buckingham Palace and always saw them before bedtime.

In a statement, the BBC said: “The documentary-makers have been inside Buckingham Palace to meet the Duke’s long-serving staff and to capture his study, private office and library, exactly as they were during his seven decades at the heart of royal life.

Prince Philip larks around on a tricycle

Prince Philip larks around on a tricycle (Image: BBC)

Prince Philip's carefree side to be shown in documentary

Prince Philip’s carefree side to be shown in documentary (Image: BBC)

“With special access to the Queen’s private cine-film collection, this film is an unrivalled portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history – by those who knew him best.”

The Duke will be fondly remembered and paid tribute to by a host of other Royals including eldest son Prince Charles and grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry.

Charles, 72, said of his beloved father: “We were lucky to have him for nearly 100 years.”

Other members of the Royal Family also share touching tributes, as shown in an advert for the documentary.

Prince Philip and Prince Edward on a row boat

Prince Philip and Prince Edward on a row boat (Image: BBC)

William, 39, said: “He has always been a huge presence behind everything we have done really.”

While Harry, 36, adds: “What you see is what you got with my grandfather.”

The Duke of Sussex went on to pay tribute, adding how the Philip was “unapologetically” himself throughout his eventful life.

Zara Tindall, the eldest granddaughter of The Queen and Philip, shared her sadness through a touching reflection on his life.

She said: “You never really prepare yourself for losing him because he was always there.”

In the new documentary, none of the spouses of the Queen’s grandchildren will appear in the documentary, the MailOnline reported.

Philip passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement following the news and said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Charles emotional in documentary

Prince Charles emotional in documentary (Image: BBC)

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“Further announcements will be made in due course.

“The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Prince Philip passed away in April aged 99

Prince Philip passed away in April aged 99 (Image: Getty)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only 30 people were able to attend Philip’s funeral.

In a very powerful image, the Queen was pictured sat alone as her husband’s coffin entered into St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Edinburgh was interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.


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