MARTHA DE LACEY of The DAILY MAIL had this to say about Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes:
Prince Philip has never been one to mince his words. Though he has often managed to make mincemeat of certain situations through his choice of them.
Now his best gaffes, blunders, linguistic faux pas and eyebrow-raisers have been chronicled in a new book, entitled (helpfully) Prince Philip: Wise Words And Golden Gaffes.
So we are reminded of how the Duke told a one-legged man he could ‘smuggle a bottle of gin out of the country in that artificial foot’; asked the Samaritans volunteer if he had ever attempted suicide; and said an exhibition of Ethiopian art looked like ‘the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from school art lessons”.
Composed by two royal correspondents, Phil Dampier — who has been writing about The Family for 26 years — and Ashley Walton — formerly of the Daily Express — the book also features illustrations by Richard Jolley, a cartoonist whose work appears in the Mail On Sunday, Private Eye and The Spectator.
Of the Queen’s husband, now 91, the writers say: ‘He can be controversial, irascible, and sometimes downright rude. But would we have it any other way?’