UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies


Netflix, Prince Philip, and Jews in Photography

11 April 2018

photo of young Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their children

Prof Michael Burkowitz has written a fascinating blog for UCL's European Institute on the historical authenticity of the Netflix series The Crown. In it he tells of corresponding with the Queen and Prince Philip and subsequently being invited to Buckingham Palace while researching his book Jews and Photograhy in Britain.

Amazing but true: I had the outrageous fortune to be granted an audience with Prince Philip, in 2012, when his wife, who happens to be the queen, suggested I talk to her husband about Jews as court photographers—a matter she did not feel free to address.

Visit the European Institue blog to read more.