Prince Philip's 'intolerable' treatment exposed: Duke was 'ticked off' by ...

PRINCE PHILIP was being "constantly squashed" by palace aides who would only answer to his wife the Queen, a friend of the Duke of Edinburgh sensationally claimed.

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. 

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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 news duke of edinburgh queen elizabeth ii royal newsPrince Philip was constantly being snubbed by royal aides, it has been claimed (Image: GETTY)

prince philip news duke of edinburgh queen elizabeth ii royal newsPrince 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.   

READ MORE: Queen heartbreak: Royal Family tragedy ushered 'defining moment' 

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