Quite so. DoE will come to personify the old saying that you do not know what you've got until it is gone.Apparently he was instrumental in bringing the right people together to initiate Gift Aid too.
I’ve been enjoying reading people’s personal anecdotes about him on social media. How at state dinners his ‘water’ jug was gin martini. How someone once nervously told him they ‘did the Duke of Edinburgh’ and he looked at her and said, no, I think I’d remember that...
The letters he sent to Diana when her marriage was combusting were recirculating yesterday. Full of kindness and generosity and warmth.
He ended up pigeon-holed as the poster boy for ‘saying it as it is’; the last stand against political correctness! In reality he seems to have been an extremely kind, open-minded and generous man with a filthy sense of humour and no patience for fools. Quite the best sort.
It must be lonely being the Queen, WITH your husband alive. How awful to have lost her love.
All the TV channels have gone mad though.