Smith revealed in a recent interview with Variety, that surprisingly Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband, Prince Philip, is actually the unanimous favourite royal family member among the palace staff.
“All the research I did found him to be brilliantly funny, very clever, very popular,” he told Variety that,“In the royal house he’s the most popular of all of them. If you’ve talked to any of the staff, Philip’s the one they all love really. I think more than a lot of them, he’s a bit more of a man of the people. The royal protocol hasn’t dogged him in quite the same way his whole life and there’s a sort of rebellion in him and a naughtiness and a cheekiness. I think he’s quite affable and open by all accounts with the staff. They all love him.”
Although he has had a bad habit of often speaking before thinking, apparently this unconventional side to him is what adds great value to his humorous character behind the scenes.