Prince Philip’s First Car: A Royal Artefact At A Colombo Hotel

In 1940, at the age of 18, Prince Philip bought his first ever car while he was posted to a British naval base in Trincomalee, British Ceylon. 

The second-hand 1935 Standard Nine — now with a mileage of 93,040 kilometres, is a centrepiece of the small museum at Colombo’s Galle Face Hotel, where the Prince visited it twice before his death earlier this year, at the age of 99.

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