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
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