• Prince Philip had a shocking outburst against a photographer
  • Prince Philip prefers privacy
  • Prince Philip is most-loved royal

Prince Philip had a shocking outburst.

The Duke of Edinburgh is no longer very visible following his retirement. When he was still an active royal, Prince Philip reportedly had an angry rant against a photographer.

Windsor Great Park is a royal park that is managed and funded by the Crown Estate. However, most parts of the park are open to the public. Photographers often stay there to capture sightings of the royals.

Photographer Kent Gavin shared a hostile encounter he had with Prince Philip in the 2013 Amazon Prime documentary “Royalty Up Close: The Photography of Kent Gavin.” Gavin was in a public path at the park taking pictures when the 98-year-old royal shouted at him, “Get off my land! What are you doing here?”

Gavin said that he was taking pictures. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband insisted, “I don’t want you here,” and then muttered obscenities.

“And he wizzes off and he comes back three minutes later on his bike, straight past us, and all the motorised cameras are clicking away,” Gavin added.

It was not the only time Prince Philip lost his temper with the press. Gavin, who took pictures of the royal family for several decades, is well aware of his attitude toward the media. He knows that Prince Philip prefers his privacy.

“What can you say about Philip? I’ve been at many, many, many occasions with him when he’s not been a happy soldier with us being around. He gives you the picture but he’d rather have his privacy when it’s called for,” Gavin explained.

Unlike Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II is media-savvy. Gavin said that the Queen understands what’s going on and she knows when photographers want a certain image, so she does her best to accommodate them.

Even if Prince Philip is not that friendly to the press, according to “The Crown” star Matt Smith, who played the role of the duke in the Netflix series, the Duke of Edinburgh is the most popular in the royal house. Smith described Prince Philip as funny, very clever and brilliant. He added that Queen Elizabeth II’s spouse is more of a man of the people and he is “quite affable and open by all accounts with the staff.”

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Pictured: Prince Philip leaves St George's Chapel after the wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Gareth Fuller-WPA Pool