At the age of twenty one Prince Philip wrote to a relative: 'I know you will never think much of me. I am rude.' This self-knowledge was no reason to change to his mind and he added prophetically, 'But it is fun'.
This affectionate self-portrait brings together the best, as well as a host of less well-known stories about the prince and gives a fascinating first-hand insight into the royal world where he 'traipses around' as a 'fella who belongs to Mrs Queen'.
From Prince Philip's blunt speech-making, his mocking of the media and captains of , to his fond teasing of Her Majesty herself, here is a truly regal self-portrait by the royal family's 'very own Jeremy Clarkson'.