PUBLISHED: 10:20, Sun, Sep 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:20, Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Prince Philip's first years as prince consort have been depicted as frustrating by an old Navy friend of the Duke of Edinburgh. According to Mike Parker, the Duke was being snubbed by courtiers on a daily basis as he didn't have an authority on them.
Mr Parker said: "Philip was constantly being squashed, snubbed, ticked off, rapped over the knuckles. It was intolerable."
Prince Philip's friend also claimed it had been "bloody difficult" for the Duke to get used to not being in charge after a career in the Navy.
After the Queen ascended to the throne, the Duke was being excluded by several duties only she could carry out, including weekly meetings with the Prime Minister or the reading of Cabinet minutes and Government papers.
Mr Parker added: "In the Navy, he was in command of his own ship, literally.
Prince Philip was constantly being snubbed by royal aides, it has been claimed (Image: GETTY)
Prince Philip, the Queen, Prince Charles and Princess Anne at Clarence House (Image: GETTY)
"At Clarence House, it was very much his show.
"When he got to Buckingham Palace, all that changed."
Before the death of King George VI, Prince Philip and the then-Princess Elizabeth lived as newlyweds at Clarence House, a residence the Duke completely revamped and modernised.
However, in February 1952, the new Queen had to move to Buckingham Palace with her family and the lives of the young Windsors radically changed.
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Prince Philip's career in the Navy ended with the death of King George VI (Image: GETTY)
The Duke himself acknowledged his life was turned upside down after his father-in-law died.
Years later, he said in an interview: "I