At the age of twenty-one, the future Prince Philip wrote to a relative: 'I know you will never think much of me.
I am rude and unmannerly.' Prince Philip probably never managed to change the opinion of his relative.
In this affectionate compendium, Nigel Cawthorne brings together many known and less well-known stories about the prince, giving an insight into the royal world where he 'traipses around' rather than being professionally qualified in 'something'.
From his constantly forthright speech making, to his fearless mocking of official ceremonies, to his teasing of Her Majesty herself, here is a truly rude celebration of daily life in royal circles.