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Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes [Kindle Edition]

Phil Dampier , Ashley Walton , Richard Jolley
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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 pax 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!


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.

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.

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. 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2553 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barzipan Publishing (18 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A9NJ040
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,266 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BLOKE, GREAT BOOK 11 Aug 2013
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Really funny....and quite revealing! Good walue as a Kindle book too. Blast! Have to keep adding words or it won't publish my review and..Hmm, beginning to sound like the man himself!
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4.0 out of 5 stars PRINCE OF THE CAUSTIC COMMENT 17 Sep 2013
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As a former military man I like Phillip and his no-nonsense attitude. I do not tolerate fools either.

This is a quite funny little book with some the Duke's well known comments and I wish their were more of his type around today instead of the snags we see passing themselves off as real men.
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5.0 out of 5 stars See comment(s) on "Do You Still Throw Stones?" 8 July 2013
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An excellent diversion, and the D of E's obviously tongue-in-cheek comments are a joy to read in this PC-ridden and Tree-Hugging-brigade infested country of ours!

You will of course encounter quite a few episodes that have been reported in the press, but overall the book's a joy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Hysterical 2 Feb 2013
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This is the type of book you can pick up and put down when you have a few minutes. Loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prince Philip:Wise WOrds and Golden Gaffes. 26 Jan 2013
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Very amusing book. He speaks his mind and is always spot on with his comments. Excellent read. He should have his own TV programme - so entertaining!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a revelation really 21 Jan 2013
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Always thought of HRH as a unthinking tourist, this book shows him to be a bit of a wit and much deeper character, well worth a punt!
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