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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.
Prince Philip

- 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.
Prince Philip

I never see any home cooking – all I get is fancy stuff.
Prince Philip

It looks like a tart's bedroom.
Prince Philip, on seeing plans for the Duke's house at Sunninghill Park

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.
Prince Philip

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 dress

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 2000

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 University

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