Royal BOMBSHELL: How ‘almost BRUTAL Philip wanted Charles to have DIFFERENT name’ – Express

Royal BOMBSHELL: How ‘almost BRUTAL Philip wanted Charles to have DIFFERENT name’ – Express

Prince Charles
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been married for more than 70 years. However, their relationship has reportedly not always been a happy one. According to 2012 book “Elizabeth the Queen" by Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith, their marriage had been rocked by a family feud which started when the Queen ascended the throne in 1952 and lasted for almost 10 years. When Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, died, the Duke of Edinburgh wanted his royal children to take his family name Mountbatten. However, former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Elizabeth’s grandmother, Queen Mary, and the Queen Mother, all felt very strongly that the Royal Family name should remain Windsor. The Queen sided with them and rejected her husband’s wish. On April 9, 1952, the monarch issued a public declaration and confirmed that “her children will be styled and known as the house and family of Windsor”. According to reports of the time, this left Prince Philip “deeply hurt” and told his friends that he felt “like a bloody amoeba as he was the “only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his own children”. The biography claims that Earl Mountbatten, the Duke's ....


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