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Love Letter: A Royal Love Story’s Final Chapter

Love Letter: A Royal Love Story’s Final Chapter

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Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday morning at Windsor Castle in England at the age of 99. The pair, who were married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey, had a love story that spanned the course of 74 years. Elizabeth was reported to have told her father, King George VI, that Philip was the only man she could ever love.After enduring one too many bad dates, Alex Kruger, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, set out on a quest to improve his dating life and end the string of mediocre relationships that went nowhere. Surprisingly, he found that using a meticulously curated Trello board to measure compatibility was the key to breaking the cycle of bad dates (most of the time).[Like this newsletter? Sign up to receive it in your inbox.]Last spring, we...
Prince Philip, Style Icon

Prince Philip, Style Icon

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There is a moment in the first season of “The Crown” when the actor Matt Smith, as the perennially tetchy consort of Queen Elizabeth II, bristles at the constraints of his job. With a case of lockjaw severe enough to cause concern for his molars, Mr. Smith portrays the Duke of Edinburgh (whom the queen would not make a prince until five years after she succeeded to the throne) as an arch complainer, a man who views the 20th-century monarchy as little more than “a coat of paint” on a crumbling Empire.“If the costumes are grand enough, if the tiaras sparkle enough, if the titles are preposterous enough, if the mythologies are incomprehensible enough, then all must be fine,” says Mr. Smith, playing the man who would become Prince Philip. And, as it turns out, the script got it mostly right. P...