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P1000297 Philip Eade; "Young Prince Philip - His turbulent early life"

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I am generally interested in reading biographies and picking this particular title has to do with the references to pre-war Romanian history, or rather flitting glimpses of it: Prince Philip spent several holidays, as a child, with his cousin King Michael de Romania, son of King Carol II by Princess Helen of Greece, Queen Mother of Romania. King Michael is also a cousin of Elizabeth II, through his paternal grandmother, Queen Marie of Romania, a grand daughter of Queen Victoria.

Trawling the English literature about snippets of Romanian history, as they may appear fleetingly, in various such accounts, does help to piece together a mosaic of Romania's past, which has been much distorted and indeed Censored during Communism.

King Michael's Consort Anna de Romania herself is a cousin of both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, through the Royal House of Denmark - Anna being a princess of Bourbon-Parma as well as princess of Denmark and therefore equally related to Queen Elizabeth II through Queen Alexandra, spouse of Edward VII. King Michael met his future wife on the occasion of the marriage of Queen Elizabeth to Prince Philip.

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Taken on September 20, 2012