Prince Philip – Our favourite quotes 

We’re going to miss Prince Philip. We enjoyed the danger or simmering anarchy he brought on every Royal Visit and by the age of 96 he has carried out 22,191 solo engagements  – so it’s not surprising that he may have overstepped the mark a few times. 

Here are our top ten quotes by Prince Philip.

1- When he said to Britain’s Got Talent 2009 winners of Diversity: “Are you all one family?” (… oh, wow!)

2- When he said to the Aircraft Research Association:  “If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly.” (It is, Prince Philip, it really is.)

3- When he said to then Paraguay dictator General Stroessner: “It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people.” (Is it?)

4- When he said at a Bangladeshi youth club in 2002: “So who’s on drugs here?… HE looks as if he’s on drugs.” (what? why?)

5-  And then, he said this at some point…“I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.” (First of all… what? Second of all, your wife is the queen…Are you sure you want to say that?)

6-  He also asked “who do you sponge off?” to a group of women on a visit to Chadwell Heath Community Centre in London. (no words)

7- One of my favourites is when he was asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union he said “I would love to go to Russia very much, although the bastards murdered half my family”. (I can imagine this generated a very long silence)

8- When offered fine Italian wines by the former Prime Minister of Italy he said “get me a beer. I don’t care what kind it is, just get me a beer!” (classy!)

9- He said “It looks as though it was put in by an Indian” about a fuse box in a Scottish Factory. He then clarified “I meant to say cowboys. I just get my cowboys and Indians mixed up.” (good save, good save…)

10- And this is our favourite. He said this to a 13 year old boy whilst visiting a space shuttle “Well, you’ll never fly in it, you’re too fat to be an astronaut.” (but… really, follow your dreams.)

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