People say a lot of things about Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Most of it is disparaging. There were those, in the early years of his marriage, who scoffed at his Greek origin or called him "the Hun" (because he was German on his mother's side, the Mountbattens). He's been called everything bad due to his politically incorrect "gaffes". Philip never sat still long enough to brood over the vicious things people said about him. He served with distinction in the Royal Navy during World War II. He is a self-made, largely self-taught man who has become an expert or champion of whatever he tried his skills at.