“Dontopedalogy is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it, a science which I have practised for a good many years.”

– His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, Knight of the Garter, Knight of the Thistle, Order of Merit, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, Knight of the Order of Australia, Privy Counsellor, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.


A sought after speaker who is known for his wicked ‘Dame Edna’ brand of humour which he has used cleverly to deflect much of the media attention away from his wife, Queen Elizabeth, for over half a century.

He is the only remaining decorated WWII officer still on the world stage. The Prince is 94.

One thought on “What is dontopedalogy?

  1. The interesting thing is that Prince Philip, very much like HRM, fits so naturally into his many demanding functions. Perhaps it is one of the attributes of having made it to the very top.

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