• Queen Elizabeth II seen here with Prince Philip during one of her many royal tours of the Commonwealth undertaken in the 1950s. (WATFORD/Mirrorpix) (Getty)Source: Getty
A powerful portrait of a life lived in the public eye, celebrating the Duke of Edinburgh's achievements and considering his controversies. (SBS, 7.30pm Sat)
9 Apr 2021 - 10:21 PM  UPDATED 10 Apr 2021 - 10:29 AM

As the world reflects on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, SBS and On Demand premiere a new original documentary on the life and times of the longest serving royal consort in British history. 

Born in Corfu in 1921, Prince Philip has lived on the national stage through Britain’s move from Empire to Commonwealth amid all the extraordinary political and social changes that have taken place since he married Princess Elizabeth in 1947.  

The film tells of the late prince's work in public service, his such as establishing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and also considers the many controversies that marred his public appearances, which were often euphemistically dismissed as "gaffes". 

Prince Philip: An Extraordinary Life reveals a side of Prince Philip that many viewers (even avid viewers of The Crown) will have never known, and provides a timeline of a near-century of global political, social and cultural triumphs and upheavals.

Prince Philip: An Extraordinary Life will premiere on SBS at 7.30pm Saturday 10 April, and is available to stream at SBS On Demand.

 

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