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Philip insists that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Queen Elizabeth II
... Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
... Young Prince Philip
Julian Baring ... Prince Charles
... Kurt Hahn (as Burghart Klaussner)
... Princess Cecile
... Lord Mountbatten
... Grand Duke Georg Donatus (as August Wittengenstein)
Guy Williams ... Prince Andrea
Sophie Leigh Stone ... Princess Alice (as Sophie Stone)
Eliza Sodró ... Princess Sophie
... Iain Tennant (as Lewis MacLeod)
Michael Fenton Stevens ... Peter Beck
Ollie Pitman ... Simon Harper
Kit Redding ... Young Jim Orr


Philip insists that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.

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8 December 2017 (USA)  »

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"Paterfamilias" is Latin for "the male head of a household." The title of the episode may refer to Charles learning to stand up for himself to prepare for manhood as the heir apparent or Philip's asserting of his authority over the children's education in spite of Elizabeth's wishes, but most likely both. See more »


When Charles arrives at Gordonstoun, a pupil addresses him as Your Royal Highness, but is told to call him Charles. Schoolboys at that time were never addressed by their first names either by their teachers (who addressed them by their surnames) or their schoolfellows (who addressed them by their surnames or their nicknames). First names were entirely absent in boys' schools at that time, and many schoolboys would not even have known their friends' first names. Charles would have been referred to by both staff and pupils as Windsor. See more »

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Sins of the Father
22 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a fascinating episode. Is this series an accurate portrayal of events. I have to admit to knowing little about Prince Philip. If we are to believe this, he managed, because of his family position, to escape a horror show. He ends up in Scotland at a harsh, "character-building," school. At first he is pompous and condescending. This just gets him beaten up and hated. But a family tragedy causes him to face the realities of the world. When he goes home for the funerals of many of his family, he is despised, as he walks down the streets of a Nazi infested world. Our other focus is the young Charles who is small and weak. He has been bullied at his previous school and Elizabeth wants him to go to Eton. But Philip insists on his attending his school because he knows Charles's propensities and thinks the harsh environment will make a man out of him. The results are very interesting.

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