THE BIZARRE ROYAL FAMILY TRADITION GIVEN THE BOOT BY PRINCE PHILLIP
According to Royal expert Richard Jobson, Prince Phillip “cancelled” a “ridiculous” royal family tradition after he found out where it came from.
The no-nonsense Duke apparently grew increasingly irritated by what he deemed to be “outdated” rules and traditions and therefore banned a tradition that came from Queen Victoria herself.
She would always order a bottle of whiskey of she had a cold. It became the case that a bottle would always appear at the monarch’s bedside.
Mr Jobson said: “[Philip] was determined to modernise things inside the Palace.
“He was the person that brought the television cameras into the coronation ceremony. He was the person that really wanted to conduct the first TV interviews, and did so.
“He was a great believer in science and technology. So he was someone who really did want to change the way things were done.”
Mr Jobson added: “He found some of the things completely ridiculous and outdated.
“The Queen had to sort of temper that, that enthusiasm to change things.”