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on 17 July 2011
The background to this non-Greek Greek Royal Family, is as intricate as it is bizarre. Only by constant reference to the two family trees, can one position Philip historically and geographically. Not only would Prince Philip's background outshine any soap plot, but his chaotic, and sometimes tragic upbringing leaves one amazed that he developed into anything like a normal young man. The book happily reveals its sources, which almost entirely portray Philip as level-headed, fun-loving, and unmoved by the political and cultural movements that might have influenced weaker young men.
He seems to have been loved by friends and extended family, whilst making the best of the horrendous circumstances, that fate dumped on his young life.