Prince Philip

Wise Words and Golden Gaffes

Phil Dampier, Ashley Walton

This special edition of Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes celebrates Prince Philip's most controversial, funny, and downright rude moments on his retirement from Royal duties in August 2017.
Date Published :
November 2012
Publisher :
Barzipan Publishing
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780992613334
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 7.9 X 5.9 inches
Stock Status : In stock


On 4th May 2017, just over a month before his 96th birthday, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip was to retire from royal duties in August. The news made headlines around the world and the outpouring of affection for the Queen’s loyal consort was sincere and justified. During Her Majesty’s 65 years on the throne he has always been at the Queen’s side – and often a few steps behind – no one could have supported her better. Within hours of the announcement Prince Philip was doing what he does best – trying to see the funny side of life, even if it’s at his own expense. Accompanying the Queen to a service for members of the Order of Merit at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, he was told by a guest - “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down.” With barely a moment’s hesitation Philip replied “Well, I can’t stand up much longer!”

This book includes an unrivaled selection of the Prince’s golden gaffes and wise words from his first public appearances as a Royal nearly 70 years ago up until his retirement this August. Including the rude, the controversial, the insightful and the downright hilarious, Prince Philip: A Lifetime of Wit and Wisdom is not to be missed.

About The Author

Phil Dampier has been writing about the Royal family for 26 years. Between 1986 and 1991 he covered the royal beat for The Sun, Britain’s biggest-selling daily newspaper. As a freelance journalist for the last 20 years, he has travelled to more than 50 countries following members of the House of Windsor and his articles have been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines worldwide. He frequently appears on radio and TV and gave expert analysis for Global National TV of Canada during their coverage of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011. He lives in Kent with his partner Ann.

Ashley Walton was the royal correspondent of the Daily Express from 1979 to 1992 He travelled to every continent covering numerous tours including the Queen and Prince Philip in India, Africa, and China. He was one of the first reporters to identify a young Lady Diana Spencer as a future royal bride, and covered her last tour with Prince Charles to South Korea in 1992. He was also among the first to reveal the romance between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Joan and two sons.

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