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Picture No 12826800
Date 1948
Description Mike Parker, equerry to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, CVO, AM (23 June 1920 29 December 2001), Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957. Michael Parker CVO AM Private Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh In office 19471957 Succeeded by James Orr Personal details Born 23 June 1920 Melbourne, Australia Died 29 December 2001 (aged 81) Nationality Australian Spouse(s) Eileen Allan (m. 1943; div. 1958) Carol Thompson (m. 1962; div.) Jean Ramsay (m. 1976) Children Four Education Xavier College Military service Allegiance United Kingdom Branch/service Royal Australian Navy Royal Navy Years of service 19381947 Rank Lieutenant-Commander Unit HMS Lauderdale HMS Wessex HMS Wallace Battles/wars Second World War Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, CVO, AM (23 June 1920 29 December 2001) Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957. Michael Parker CVO AM Private Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh In office 19471957 Succeeded by James Orr Personal details Born 23 June 1920 Melbourne, Australia Died 29 December 2001 (aged 81) Nationality Australian Spouse(s) Eileen Allan (m. 1943; div. 1958) Carol Thompson (m. 1962; div.) Jean Ramsay (m. 1976) Children Four Education Xavier College Military service Allegiance United Kingdom Branch/service Royal Australian Navy Royal Navy Years of service 19381947 Rank Lieutenant-Commander Unit HMS Lauderdale HMS Wessex HMS Wallace Battles/wars Second World War Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker (1920 2001),Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957. Accompanied the Duke and the future Queen on their royal tour in 1952 and broke the news of the King's death to them in Kenya. Accompanied the Duke on 1956 tour and resigned after divorce from his first wife. Michael Parker CVO AM Private Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh In office 19471957 Succeeded by James Orr Personal details Born 23 June 1920 Melbourne, Australia Died 29 December 2001 (aged 81) Nationality Australian Spouse(s) Eileen Allan (m. 1943; div. 1958) Carol Thompson (m. 1962; div.) Jean Ramsay (m. 1976) Children Four Education Xavier College Military service Allegiance United Kingdom Branch/service Royal Australian Navy Royal Navy Years of service 19381947 Rank Lieutenant-Commander Unit HMS Lauderdale HMS Wessex HMS Wallace Battles/wars Second World War Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, CVO, AM (23 June 1920 29 December 2001) was an Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957.
Source Unattributed photograph in 'The Tatler', 15 December 1948
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 12826800 - Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, CVO, AM (23 June 1920  29 December 2001), Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957. 








Michael Parker

CVO AM 
 

Private Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh

In office
19471957 

Succeeded by
James Orr 
 

Personal details


Born
23 June 1920
Melbourne, Australia 

Died
29 December 2001 (aged 81) 

Nationality
Australian 

Spouse(s)

Eileen Allan
(m. 1943; div. 1958)
 
 Carol Thompson (m. 1962; div.) 

Jean Ramsay (m. 1976) 


Children
Four 

Education
Xavier College 

Military service


Allegiance
United Kingdom 

Branch/service
Royal Australian Navy 
Royal Navy 

Years of service
19381947 

Rank
Lieutenant-Commander 

Unit

HMS Lauderdale
HMS Wessex
HMS Wallace
 

Battles/wars
Second World War 

Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, CVO, AM (23 June 1920  29 December 2001) Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957. 




Michael Parker

CVO AM 
 

Private Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh

In office
19471957 

Succeeded by
James Orr 
 

Personal details


Born
23 June 1920
Melbourne, Australia 

Died
29 December 2001 (aged 81) 

Nationality
Australian 

Spouse(s)

Eileen Allan
(m. 1943; div. 1958)
 
 Carol Thompson (m. 1962; div.) 

Jean Ramsay (m. 1976) 


Children
Four 

Education
Xavier College 

Military service


Allegiance
United Kingdom 

Branch/service
Royal Australian Navy 
Royal Navy 

Years of service
19381947 

Rank
Lieutenant-Commander 

Unit

HMS Lauderdale
HMS Wessex
HMS Wallace
 

Battles/wars
Second World War 

Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker (1920  2001),Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957. Accompanied the Duke and the future Queen on their royal tour in 1952 and broke the news of the King's death to them in Kenya. Accompanied the Duke on 1956 tour and resigned after divorce from his first wife. 








Michael Parker

CVO AM 
 

Private Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh

In office
19471957 

Succeeded by
James Orr 
 

Personal details


Born
23 June 1920
Melbourne, Australia 

Died
29 December 2001 (aged 81) 

Nationality
Australian 

Spouse(s)

Eileen Allan
(m. 1943; div. 1958)
 
 Carol Thompson (m. 1962; div.) 

Jean Ramsay (m. 1976) 


Children
Four 

Education
Xavier College 

Military service


Allegiance
United Kingdom 

Branch/service
Royal Australian Navy 
Royal Navy 

Years of service
19381947 

Rank
Lieutenant-Commander 

Unit

HMS Lauderdale
HMS Wessex
HMS Wallace
 

Battles/wars
Second World War 

Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, CVO, AM (23 June 1920  29 December 2001) was an Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, between 1947 and 1957.

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