Friday, October 21, 2011

Antique Image of the Day: Prince Philip as a Child, 1929

Prince Philip of Greece
Marcovitch, 1929
The Royal Collection
You can immediately see the resemblance of the two young Princes William and Harry to their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh in this photo taken of the Prince Consort in 1929 when he was still Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.

By the late 1920s, Prince Philip's family had settled in France. Taken in Paris, this photo is the work of the Russian photographer Emile Marcovitch. Here, we see Prince Philip in the dress uniform of an Evzone Guard (a ceremonial unit of the Greek Army)--with distinctive cap and embroidered waistcoat.

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