Review – Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

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?’

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