For what should have been the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday, a documentary was created by a German TV station. The prince consort’s nephew confides in it that he has a famous letter.
June 10, 2021 should have been the celebration of Prince Philip’s century of life. On this occasion, a local German television station had finalized a documentary. The latter speaks in particular of Germanic origins of the Duke of Edinburgh. A fan of the royal family wanted to mark the occasion by sharing the content of this documentary on social networks. We discover a revelation. Indeed, the nephew of the prince consort affirms thathe would hold the last letter sent by the Duke of Edinburgh.
This is Prince Rainier of Hesse, 89, known as Rainer von Diez in the artistic world which make this shock confession. At the beginning of the year Prince Rainier of Hesse had contacted his uncle. He wanted in particular that the Duke of Edinburgh writes a little note concerning the castle of Wolfsgarten. The Prince of Hesse especially wanted to include this letter as a preface to his book. A book which relates, of course, the history of this castle which was once the main residence of the Grand Dukes of Hesse.
“A letter received on the day of his death”
The Duke of Edinburgh had responded favorably to the request of Prince Rainier of Hesse. Only, during this period, Prince Philip was in poor health. A heart operation and several hospitalizations summed up this period of the year 2021 for him. Despite all this, he had certainly found the time to write the letter during his recovery at Windsor Castle.
Indeed, on April 9, 2021, the day of the announcement of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Prince Rainier of Hesse had received at his home a large envelope. Inside was upaper with the seal of the Duke of Edinburgh. The letter in English read: “I have the happiest memories of Wolfsgarten in the early 1930s, when the house was always full of relatives and friends from all over Europe“. The secretaryPrince Philip had assured the Prince of Hesse the authenticity of the letter.
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