The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition)
Duke played ‘royal bloke’ to perfection
Sir, – Prince Philip’s passing marks the end of male values little regarded in this age of snowflakes and safe spaces: duty, self-sacrifice, hard
work and dedication allied to a cheerful, unapologetic masculinity.
His inability to suffer fools gladly, to put his foot in it and his love of dangerous sports were a world away from a generation of undergraduates who need precautionary trigger warnings before they read Shakespeare.
In contrast to the wet-eyed and self-indulgent, Philip had a steely gaze, dynamism and charisma.
He was an unequivocal success as the “royal bloke”. Rev Dr John Cameron. Howard Place, St Andrews.