Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, recently gave fellow artist, Matt Pritchett, high praise for his 30 years of service as a cartoonist at the prominent U.K. newspaper, Telegraph.
According to Telegraph, Prince Philip showed his gratitude toward Matt Pritchett for his cartoons, and this is not surprising since he and Queen Elizabeth are known as a patrons of the arts. In fact, until he retired at age 96 from his royal duties in 2017, Prince Philip was an active patron of the Cartoon Museum.
About Matt Pritchett’s 30-year anniversary, Prince Philip stated the following.
“Successful cartoonists do not only need to be able to draw, they have to think of subjects to illustrate… Matt has shown that he has a genius for both, as well as the ability to think of wonderfully appropriate swipes at the idiocies of contemporary life.”
Unlike his wife Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip is also an artist himself, and his critiques of Matt Pritchett might come from his personal experiences.