The Queen’s former secretary opens up about cheating rumors about Prince Philip

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What really happened between Prince Philip and Penelope Knatchbull?

The Netflix series “The Crown” is triggering rumors about an alleged relationship between Prince Philip and Penelope Knatchbull. Now this is a former secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh.


Prince Philip and Penny Knatchbull became close friends through their shared love of carriage driving.

The fifth season of the Netflix series “The Crown” is here, which chronicles the life of the British royal family. Although it is based on real circumstances, the creators have also incorporated fictional elements. In the production it is indicated, among other things, that Prince Philip (1921-2021) had an affair with Penny Knatchbull (69) – she was a close family friend during the life of Prince Philip and the Queen († 96).

The former secretary of the Duke of Edinburgh, Dickie Arbiter (82), now comments on the British “Mirror” – and explains it in advance: “It is a good drama, but you must not believe everything that is said and shown in it” . “Yes, it’s true that, like Prince Philip, she was interested in horse-drawn carriages. But the two would have had a 30-year age difference. “There was no way there was any relationship.” Prince Philip was accused often of having an affair in the 1950s and 1960s. The former secretary figuratively says, “He looked in the windows but didn’t buy anything.” “.

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