World news – The portrayal of Prince Philip in the media is unfair, says Earl of Wessex


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By Joe Gammie, PA

The Duke of Edinburgh’s public image, featured by certain sections of the media, has « always been an unfair display, » said his youngest son, the Earl of Wessex. </ Prince Edward told ITV News that his father had a "wonderful" sense of humor, but people could misinterpret things or "turn things against them."

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Edward said, « The public image that certain parts of the media would portray has always been an unfair representation.

 » He has always given it the best he can and always in a very entertaining way.

It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. HRH passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning.

« He had a wonderful sense of humor, but of course you can always misinterpret something or turn it against them, so it sounds like it’s not right.

 » But everyone who had the privilege of hearing him speak said it was his humor that always came through and the twinkle in his eyes. « 

Philip died peacefully in his sleep on Friday morning at Windsor Castle, a few months before his 100th birthday.

Edward also told ITV News that Philip and the Queen had been « fantastic support » to one another.

He added, « My parents have loved each other over the years and all these events and all these overseas tours and events are fantastic support for each other.

« To have someone you confide in and smile about things that you might not be able to make public. Being able to share that is immensely important. »

The Princess Royal also told ITV News that without her Father « life would be completely different ».

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« But socially, he’s been able to keep up with the technological changes that are having such an impact … but most of all, it’s not about technology, it’s about people. »

Edward said he will remembering his father in various ways, adding, “For what he did in his public life for all the organizations he has supported and influenced, and obviously as my father and husband for my mother and all the work, He did it there and as a family we will remember it more than anything. “

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