There’s going to be a lot of people saying a lot of negative things about Prince Philip. That’s just the way of the world now. Myself, I think the best description of Prince Philip came from David Starkey, who compared Philip to being a real-life version of One Foot In The Grave’s Victor Meldrew. Much like Victor, you sometimes couldn’t believe that Philip had said what he said but, at the same time, you knew he usually meant no offense.
My first real memory of Prince Philip was a news story that accused him of cheating in a yacht race. From that moment on, I liked him.