“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.”

– So says 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, during their partnership of 70 years.

He is the only remaining decorated WWII officer still on the world stage. The Prince is 95.

3 thoughts on “What is dontopedalogy?

  1. I have started learning the dontopedalogy. I am still at the apprentice stage, and will hardly advance in a foreseeable future. Either my mouth is not large enough (although I think it is big), or my shoes should be taken off before initiating a training session. Because swallowing the foot seems to be the Nr. 1 problem.

  2. and from those single steps, now he is a renowned and sought after world-wide speaker – that is a virtuoso dontopedalogist performance..

  3. reminds me of the saying..
    left foot, right foot… the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step at a time.

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