Kate Middleton news: How thrifty Kate has nothing on this frugal royal family member  – News 247

Kate Middleton news: How thrifty Kate has nothing on this frugal royal family member – News 247

Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions and subtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.SkipTextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window  Kate, Duchess of Cambridge sent royal fans into a spin after the mother of three was spotted browsing Halloween costumes in Sainsbury’s with her children last week The Duchess often stuns in high street brands and prompted a Warehouse jumper to sell out online earlier this month However, there is one royal who is even thriftier than Kate, according to reports   When Prince Philip tied the knot with Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 he was said to have just 12p to his name Despite being born a Greek and Danish Prince, the Duke’s family were exiled from Greece when he was just a baby and left behind most of their worldly belongings  Prince Philip grew up in times of austerity being born just a few years after World War 1 ended  He served in the navy in World War 2 and was used to living without lavish things  So it is not surprising that the Duke of Edinburgh’s wartime frugality lasts until this day   READ MORE How THIS Duke married into Royal Family with ‘roughly 12p his name’  One anecdote in particular aptly sums up Philip’s knack for not spending when it is not needed  In 2008 Philip is reported to have asked his Savile Row tailor to alter a pair of trousers he first wore 52 years ago  Seeing as the trousers are older than Kate there’s she can beat Philip in the thrifty stakes just yet  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip married at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, several years before Elizabeth ascended the throne   Their marriage spans more than seven decades and is a testament to their lasting love  Elizabeth was smitten with Philip from the age of 13 when as a young naval cadet he was charged with showing the princess and her sister Margaret around during a visit to the Royal Naval College  They kept up a correspondence throughout the war when Philip was serving in the Royal Navy  He was a frequent guest of the Royal Family at Windsor during which time his and Elizabeth’s relationship blossomed  They finally announced their engagement in 1947, a year after Philip popped the question   READ MORE Sarah Ferguson’s heartbreak over Prince Andrew marriage revealed  In a speech to mark their 70th wedding anniversary the Queen described Philip as her “strength and stay” and their lasting marriage is testament to the deep love they still share  She said: “All too often, I fear, Prince Philip has had to listen to me speaking  “Frequently we have discussed my intended speech beforehand and, as you will imagine, his views have been expressed in a forthright manner  “He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know ”  Trending Kate Middleton devastated: How Duchess always feels uncomfortable at this event Royal heartbreak: The devastating reason Kate was unable to be maid of honour for Pippa Sarah Ferguson heartbreak: Fergie shock over Prince Andrew marriage- ‘Why did he marry me’ Princess Eugenie defies Kate and William’s controversial decision over royal notes Princess Beatrice wedding: How Bea’s wedding dress could break this royal trend  After decades serving the crown Prince Philip, 98, retired from public life in 2017 and now spends most of his time in Norfolk  He enjoys his retirement at Wood Farm on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate away from the royal bubble  While Philip’s public appearances are far less frequent than they used to be he still pitches up to key family events  Last spring he made the effort to attend Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor  The Duke is also expected to join the Queen for Princess Beatrice’s big day next year

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