Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth during their honeymoon in Malta, in 1947. Photo: Getty Images Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth during their honeymoon in Malta, in 1947. Photo: Getty Images
Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth during their honeymoon in Malta, in 1947. Photo: Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Compared with China’s royal couples, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth set a rare example

  • Imperial China had no titles for the husband of a female monarch because it did not allow for female succession to the throne
  • Empress Wu Zetian was the sole historical anomaly, and she had two husbands and several lovers

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth during their honeymoon in Malta, in 1947. Photo: Getty Images Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth during their honeymoon in Malta, in 1947. Photo: Getty Images
Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth during their honeymoon in Malta, in 1947. Photo: Getty Images
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.