The report cards of the young Prince Philip show him as a rather spirited 12-year-old.
You had to wonder how the boy sitting in front of you in the class took your sarcastic remark about his shiny shoes.
He scored moderately for self-confidence with one exam describing his responses as ‘overly submissive but wrote that he was ‘generally friendly to both friends and teachers.’
A different report card notes his sense of humor: he was also good at ‘insulting people in general’ and enjoyed insulting teachers and nuns.
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‘He admitted that he “liked to shock people and enjoy making people angry,”‘ wrote the report’s author.
It is known that Prince Philip wrote an equally gushing comment about one of his fellow pupils.
The Headmaster of Gordonstoun stated, “The world certainly couldn’t be any more honest.
It describes Prince Philip as an “insufferably proud” adolescent, always “puffing” about his achievements in addition to acting “unevenly”.
Yet, with regards to his “good” behavior, it mentions that he was “agreeable and easy to get along with”.
Although neither the school nor the biographer of his early days, Roland French have been asked to verify this report, the description appears accurate.
Even in the chaos of wartime, Prince Philip was known to hit out at authority.
His actions and attitude towards the Navy showed he did not possess the true morals of a gentleman.
At the high school diploma, Philip had lived away from home for a total of nine years.
The separation and “cruel” letters he received from his parents confirmed a lot of the matter.
Prince Philip also admitted that he ‘never knew how to react if his pencil broke.
Other indications of his character in the report grumpy auntie were the teacher who punished him. Prince Military Philip attended Gordonstoun from September 1946 to June 1948, when he was 15 years old.
He left Gordonstoun at the finishing of his third year, receiving a ‘brilliant’ certificate.
He is described as ‘fairly clever’. He is affectionately called ‘Bosie’, but also as ‘Sir’ and ‘Your Grace’.
He displays a keen interest in mathematics and physics, including Newton’s Laws of Motion, which he is credited with teaching at his school.
At school, he was interested in fencing, horse riding, and sport among other activities.
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