A well-known TV series, “The Crown”, embroidered on the life of the Royals. And it is in this fiction that Filippo’s passions are mentioned. However, several tabloid books have made names and surnames about the prince’s alleged lovers. The best known, although it had little success at home, was “My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of Royal Marriage”, released in 2017.
In 1948 it is said that Prince Philip joined actress Pat Kirkwood in the Hippodrome dressing room at the end of one of his performances. The newly married prince took her to dinner at the restaurant Les Ambassadeurs. She just confirmed the episode. What happened that night is not known, it is known that the two ate breakfast together the next morning.
Philip then had a sympathy towards Galina Sergeevna Ulanova, absolute first dancer of the Bolshoi. The prince was one of her admirers and during a stay in London of the ballerina he wanted to meet her. The evil ones speak of a fleeting adventure between the two, others lean towards a professional sympathy.
Helene Cordet she was a well-known Greek cabaret actress and childhood friend of Philip. Without being married she had two children without ever disclosing paternity. The gossip pointed to Philip the alleged father. Helen Cordet years later married a French aviator who claimed both paternities in her second marriage, but to gossip lovers it seemed to be a “patch”.
Among the alleged lovers of Filippo, a consuocera also appears. It is about Susan Barrantes, mother of Sarah Ferguson (Andrea’s wife, Philip’s fourth child). No one has evidence on the alleged liason but the gossip spread for many years, until her untimely death in 1998 in a car accident.
The author of novels Daphne du Maurier she had been referred to as the official mistress of the prince, a bit like it was used in the Middle Ages. A rumor that has never been confirmed and that seems to have been born from the blurting out of the servants.
The relationship with Lady Diana – And finally Lady Diana must be added among the prince’s women. Not as a lover of Philip, but for the relationship never cleared between the two. The statements of a friend of Diana’s in 2008 caused a sensation, according to which Philip dedicated to his daughter-in-law “words full of cruelty and contempt”. Sentences denied by Buckingham Palace, of course. Indeed, years later the commission of inquiry that investigated the death of Carlo’s wife found letters that Diana and Philip were writing to each other in the darkest period. Diana asked her father-in-law for help to save the marriage and Filippo with great feeling promised that he would do everything to help her but at the same time admitted: “I’m not a great talent as a marriage counselor”. Obviously alluding to his own, of married life.