Karen Dolby

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family celebrates the flashes of fun and brilliance of the most famous family in the world.

There is no doubt that the British royal family is THE most famous family in the world. Watched and picked over in the media for everything from fashion choices to baby bumps, sporting achievements to nightclub preferences, there doesn’t seem to be a moment when they can escape public scrutiny. But, somehow, they still manage to maintain a sense of humour — and it’s those flashes of fun and brilliance that this book celebrates.

From Prince Philip’s gaffe-prone remarks (most of which appear ON camera rather than off) to the ‘in’ jokes shared by the knowing smiles of the younger royals and the Queen’s wickedly dry and often bitingly funny remarks; from Prince Charles’s asides to the Duchess of Cornwall to the self-deprecating smile of the Duchess of Cambridge and the belly laughs that appeal to Prince Harry. This book presents the other side of royal protocol and perhaps gives a glimpse of the real lives of this much-loved clan.
130 printed pages
Publication year
2019
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    Eleonora Mattoshas quoted2 years ago
    Prince Charles mused, ‘I sometimes wonder if two-thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.’
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    Princess Diana joked, ‘They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise, like moderately rich and just moody?’
    Eleonora Mattoshas quoted2 years ago
    To the matron of a Caribbean hospital during a visit in 1968, ‘Well, you have mosquitoes, we have the press.’

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