9 Apr 2021

Prince Philip: through the eyes of a former Buckingham Palace press secretary


For someone whose life was lived under the constant glare of publicity, the Duke of Edinburgh was a man who put duty before all else: whose wry personality was never kept hidden away, he was unfailingly polite – if not always politically correct.

One man who had to deal with the harsh glare of the media on the royals was Charles Anson, who spent six years as press secretary at Buckingham Palace.