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RIP the alpha male - Mary Killen

Features | By Mary Killen

Alpha baddie: Tommy Shelby

Mary Killen is charmed by the breed of daring, confident ladies’ man that’s fallen out of fashion

Whatever happened to the alpha male? He still exists – but has had to go into hiding. When the Duke of Edinburgh died, I considered his achievements. He carried out 22,219 solo royal engagements, and 637 overseas tours. He was a race-winning yachtsman, a helicopter and aeroplane pilot, a world-class polo-player, a crack shot and a world-champion carriage-driver until his 98th year. ...

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