Queen Elizabeth II quotes about Prince Philip
‘How good he is, Crawfie. How high he can jump.’ – To her nanny about Philip as she watched him jump over the tennis nets at Dartmouth College during their first publicised meeting in 1939.
‘Oh Philip, do shut up. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ – When the Duke was sounding off on a subject on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
‘If I am asked what I think about family life after 25 years of marriage, I can answer with equal simplicity and conviction, I am for it.’ – Silver wedding anniversary speech in 1972.
‘All too often, I fear, Prince Philip has had to listen to me speaking.’ – On their golden wedding anniversary in 1997.
‘Frequently we have discussed my intended speech beforehand and, as you will imagine, his views have been expressed in a forthright manner.’ – Again in 1997
‘He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.’ – The Queen’s touching tribute in 1997.
‘The Duke of Edinburgh has made an invaluable contribution to my life over these past 50 years.’ – Golden Jubilee speech in June 2002.