Prince Philip: The Royal Flying Saucerer

THE DEATH OF PRINCE PHILIP, the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99 on 9 April 2021 resulted in a flurry of tributes and obituaries in the press.But in the extensive media coverage, there was barely a mention of the Duke’s lifelong interest in UFOs – or “flying saucers“. Prince Philip during a tour of Canada in 1951 when his interest in flying saucers was at its height (Credit: Wikipedia) Lord Louis Mountbatten, Admiral of the Fleet, was probably the best known British establishment figure who had publicly expressed his fascination with flying saucers and UFOs. His interest reached its peak during the first wave of public interest in the subject, between 1950-55, and declined during his time as Chief of Defence Staff at MoD from 1959-63.But Mountbatten shared his early fascination with his nephew Prince Philip who served in the Royal Navy during WW2 and married Princess Elizabeth in 1947. He became Duke of Edinburgh in 1952 when his wife became Queen Elizabeth II, following the death of King George VI.During this time both men were subscribers to the magazine Flying Saucer Review and according to its editor Gordon Creighton, since its inception in 1955, copies have been sent to Buckingham Palace. RAF…

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Prince Philip: The Royal Flying Saucerer

Updated: September 22, 2022 — 10:28 pm