New Title – Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

By Phil Dampier & Ashley Walton
Illustrations by Richard Jolley

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: irascible, controversial, outspoken, forthright and funny; the Gaffer, the Prince of Political Incorrectness, the Duke of Hazard, Phil the Greek. Whatever you call him – and he doesn’t give a damn – you’ve got to love him…His Royal High­ness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edin­burgh: iras­cible, contro­ver­sial, outspoken, forth­right and funny; the Gaffer, the Prince of Polit­ical Incor­rect­ness, the Duke of Hazard, Phil the Greek. Whatever you call him – and he doesn’t give a damn – you’ve got to love him! Now in his nineties, on he goes – undaunted, unre­pentant and, if less active, just as amusing.

This compil­a­tion is a celeb­ra­tion of the wit and wisdom of a man whose unique style, down-to-earth humour and no-nonsense approach have brought colour into our lives. With deli­cious disregard for public opinion, his quips and faux pas have provided fodder for cartoon­ists and colum­nists for decades, and his one-liners are glob­ally famous. But less well known, perhaps, is his percep­tion about the state of the world we inhabit and his thought­ful­ness about the lives we live.

Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes is a collec­tion of quips, quotes and comments from our beloved British insti­tu­tion, Prince Philip: his latest remarks on the events of 2012 and corkers from years gone by, as well as his more thoughtful opin­ions. With everything from frus­trated beards and bloody great mech­an­ical copu­lators to a bit of French bashing (and that ghastly place Stoke), it will have you holding your sides.

Phil Dampier and Ashley Walton, seasoned court reporters who have both followed and written about the royal family for decades, present an affec­tionate portrait of an extraordinary figure who is in many ways ahead of his time.

Illus­trated by the popular cartoonist Richard Jolley, chapters include: The Prince of Polit­ical Incor­rect­ness; Blasted Birds and Bloody Bunny Huggers; Media Monkeys; A Sporting Life; On Himself and His Family – Royal Reflec­tions; The Commander: Splice the Mainbrace!

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