A favourite of the Prince Regent, Nagle was valued for his good humour, his thorough Irishness , and his spinning of yarns. A simple, frank man of a pleasant disposition, he became the subject of many of the outlandish Prince s practical jokes, so much so that Sir Thomas Byam Martin labelled him a Court buffoon .
The only person, then one of the intimates of the Prince of Wales, who could not exactly assimilate himself to the smooth and silky ways of the courtier was...Sir Edmund Nagle, Whilst ( other courtiers) would accost you with all the suavity and urbanity of the most finished gentleman, Sir Edmund (contrarily) would meet you with his usual:
"God Damn you !" and "What do you want now?"