Make Your Own Path

Life lesson from the late Prince Philip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 1921–2021. Photo: The Royal Family

“There was no precedent. If I asked somebody, ‘What do you expect me to do?’ They all looked blank. They had no idea.”

“He had a choice between just tagging along, the second handshake in the receiving line, or finding other outlets for his bursting energies”

“[It was] an incredible challenge. In the Royal Navy he was in charge of ships, he was making all the decisions. In his next life, he was making very few.”

“I think he’ll probably want to be remembered as an individual in his own right.”

The Queen’s Coronation. Photo:

“If you can get a young person to succeed in any one activity, then that feeling of success will spread over into many others.”

“He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”

I love writing about what I love. Journalist. Always curious. Israeli born, London based. Father, Husband, and a dog person.

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