Prince Philip quotes
Born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921; husband of Queen Elizabeth II
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
- Where's the egg-timer?
- It's his day off.
The Queen and Prince Philip, attributed
How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?
Prince Philip, to a driving instructor in Scotland
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are
unemployed. People don't seem to make up their minds what they want.
Prince Philip, on the economic recession in 1981
The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop
tourism, we could stop the congestion.
Prince Philip, on the London Traffic
Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!
Prince Philip, at a dinner party
Philip: "Who are you?"
Simon Kelner: "I'm the editor-in-chief of The Independent, Sir."
Philip: "What are you doing here?"
Kelner: "You invited me."
Philip: "Well, you didn't have to come!"
Prince Philip,at a press reception in 2002
You managed not to get eaten then?
Prince Philip, to a British student in Papua New Guinea
You can't have been here long, you haven't got a pot belly.
Prince Philip, to a Briton in Budapest
What do you gargle with - pebbles?
Prince Philip, to Tom Jones in 1969
Do you still throw spears at each other?
Prince Philip, to an Aborigine in Australia
If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a
submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.
I never see any home cooking – all I get is fancy stuff.
It looks like a tart's bedroom.
Prince Philip, on seeing plans for the Duke's house at Sunninghill
British food is something like a small child. When it's good it's very, very good; when it's bad,
it's absolutely awful.
Well, you'll never fly in it, you're too fat to be an astronaut.
Prince Philip, to a 13-year-old aspiring astronaut
We didn't have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun... You just got
on with it!
Prince Philip, on stress counseling in the Army
You look like you're ready for bed!
Prince Philip, to President of Nigeria wearing a national
You have mosquitos. I have the Press.
Prince Philip, to the matron of a hospital in the Caribbean
I didn't particularly want to go into the Army – I didn't fancy walking much.
Prince Philip, on why he joined the Navy
Get me a beer. I don't care what kind it is, just get me a beer!
Prince Philip, on being offered an exquisite wine in Rome in
Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and the environment.
Prince Philip, to Scottish fish farmers
This could only happen in a technical college.
Prince Philip, on getting stuck in a lift at the Heriot Watt
Tolerance is the one essential ingredient... You can take it from me that the Queen has the
quality of tolerance in abundance.
Prince Philip, word of advice for a successful marriage
All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury.
Prince Philip, on the rate of British tax
Are you running away from something?
Prince Philip, to expats in Abu Dhabi