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.

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