funny Prince Philip quotes to celebrate his 90th birthday.
Prince Philip has accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on her official engagements for the last sixty or so years. He has a habit of putting his foot in it, just like anyone's granddad would have done probably...
"No, I would probably end up spitting it out over everybody."
When offered food at Rick Stein's seafood deli in 2000.
"Do people trip over you?"
On meeting a wheelchair-bound nursing home resident, 2002
"If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested."
When talking about his daughter, Princess Anne.
"They're not mating are they?"
On spotting two robots bumping into each other at the Science Museum in 2000
"Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease."
When asked if he would like to stroke a Koala Bear in Australia, 1992.
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!"
At the press reception to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002
"Aren't most of you descended from pirates?"
To residents of the Cayman Islands, 1994
"It's not a very big one, but at least it's dead and it took an awful lot of killing!"
After shooting a crocodile in Gambia, 1957
"Ah, so this is feminist corner then."
When joining a group of female Labour MPs at a Buckingham Palace reception in 2002. They were wearing name tags with the title Ms on them...
"Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?"
To wheelchair bound Susan Edwards and her guide dog in 2002
Independent Newspaper online. Compiled from 90 quotes for 90 years 3rd June 2011)