Ninety-nine- A Fair Old Innings. For good old Phil it's the end of the line, Departing life's game stuck on ninety-nine, What a long and Commowealthy life it's been Standing mostly quietly in the shadow of his Queen. The Duke was at his best standing square-jawed, Stoic, as Liz spoke and the folk listened in, awed, On the other hand, when asked to share a thought Her speech writers advised Phil to just keep it short. He's stood by, if not silently, steadfast and loyally, On the odd occasion, dropped himself in it royally, Liz's Phil has been known for many an un-PC remark But then the Prince has been 'round as long as the ark. Leaving just shy of a 100 must cause him some regret, There's a letter from the Palace he didn't quite get, After seventy years of living a rich and Royal life Phil won't get a 100 Club Card from the wife.
Phil said the odd gaffe, spoke his mind, but he was one of a kind.