In honour of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh becoming the longest serving UK Consort, we here at the Daily Dust decided to look back on some of his greatest quotes.
While visiting the Caribbean:
You have mosquitoes. I have the Press.
Chatting to a Scottish Driving Instructor:
How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?
On receiving a gift in Kenya:
You are a woman, aren’t you?
Talking to students who visited Papua New Guinea:
You managed not to get eaten then?
On a trip to the Caymen Islands:
Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?
Discussing arms control:
A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
Writing the foreward to a book called “If I Were An Animal”:
In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.
On modern society:
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
Meeting an Australian Businessman:
Do you still throw spears at each other?
Visiting Lockerbie 5 years after Pan Am 103:
People usually say that after a fire it is water damage that is the worst. We are still trying to dry out Windsor Castle.
Phillip, we salute you… actually we salute your wife, but you know what we mean!