A Prince among men

Following the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, last Friday April 9, Castlemaine resident Hans Albers reached out to the Mail to share his memories of meeting the royal consort.
Mr Albers had the honour of taking Prince Philip on a ride aboard his Co & Co Coach at Lilydale during a royal visit to Australia in 1973. See the Mail for the full story.

In this inset you can see Prince Philip flanked by his security team atop the carriage and Hans Albers driving the carriage (bottom left).
Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.