HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness we record the passing of Prince Philip whose remarkable life is remembered today in all media. For Alvis, he was the highest profile royal owner and driver of their products.

A 1961 photo of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the wheel of his TD21 drophead OXR 1

An account of the restoration and display of this car can be found here OXR 1.

Prince Philip examines the Hurricane mascot on the restored Alvis TE21 drophead formerly owned by Group Captain Douglas Bader
From the AOC Bulletin August 1961, number 97

Author: alvisarchive

Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

6 thoughts on “HRH The Duke of Edinburgh”

  1. I well remember the cartoon – a crowd outside Buckingham Palace, at the back of which one fellow is saying to his companion “See the fellow in the middle, the one wearing a naval uniform? He drives a TD”.

  2. I am very pleased to see the prompt response by the ALVIS Archive trust following the sad passing of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. He was a wonderful man who carried out his role as consort to the Queen in a fine manner whilst at the same time establishing a special character of his own.
    Our Club has been privileged to know him as a Patron and we feel proud that he shared our interest in Alvis motor cars owning and driving his TD 21 DHC which incorporated many individual features which he requested specially.
    It is very good that Robin Bendall arranged for OXR 1 to be displayed at two International Alvis Days.
    May Prince Philip rest in peace and our Queen be comforted in her sad loss after so many years.

  3. I was working at Alvis and seem to recollect the Duke viewing his car under construction on the track.. I wonder if there is any record of this.
    I was a Shop Stewart and Progress Chaser with access to all areas of the factory and one of my favourite projects was the Stalwart Load Carrier. I have a picture somewhere, of me receiving the winners trophy in a football competition. It was being presented to me by a management gentleman with only one arm, forgot his name though.

  4. On page 7 of the Prince Philip supplement to the Daily Telegraph published on Saturday 10 April 2021 is a picture which looks to me to be the Duke driving his TD21 with Prince Andrew. Am I correct? It’s not a picture that I recall seeing before.

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