Skip to comments.As Prince Philip turns 90, relive some of his most hilarious gaffes
Posted on 06/09/2011 12:02:59 PM PDT by submarinerswife
Do you still throw spears at each other? To Aboriginal leader William Brin, 2002.
You managed not to get eaten then? To a British student who was trekking in Papua New Guinea
I would like to go to Russia very much although the bastards murdered half my family. In 1967, when asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union.
How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test? To a Scottish driving instructor in 1995.
If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes. To a British student on a visit to China in 1986.
Ah, so this is feminist corner then. To a group of female Labour MPs
You are a woman, arent you? To a Kenyan woman in 1984, after accepting a state gift.
When a man opens the car door for his wife, its either a new car or a new wife.
What do you gargle with pebbles? To Tom Jones, after the Royal Variety Performance, 1969. He later added: It is very difficult at all to see how it is possible to become immensely valuable by singing what I think are the most hideous songs.
ON FOOD & DRINK
Get me a beer. I dont care what kind it is, just get me a beer! On being offered fine Italian wines by Prime Minister Giuliano Amato at a dinner in Rome in 2000.
ON CLASS & MONEY
People think theres a rigid class system here, but dukes have been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans. In 2000.
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed. Said at the height of the recession in 1981.
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That man is now my hero.
Not a gaffe in the lot.
Where are the gaffes?
Most of this sounds completely accurate. Oh I get it, not being PC is considered a gaffe.
Not with me.
Sounds like an OK guy to me.
I’m guessing by that pic that Prince Phillip just cut the cheese.
It’s not like he said there were 57 (or more) countries in the British Empire.
I saw a few insensitive remarks, but nothing that comes close to what we’ve heard from the White House lo these past 3 years.
When BEER is at it’s best!
Great series of pics.
Thanks for the laugh.
I remember he publicly spoke out against the British Gun Control laws.
The British press attacked him for it but it made me like him.
I have also heard he served in a really tough outfit in the British military.
Obviously, the man lacks a filter.
Not sure that makes him gaffe prone...
never thought of that, but I think you’re right (thanks for the chuckle).
Wow - he was quite a handsome dude!
“Obviously, the man lacks a filter.”
Are you referring to him cutting the cheese in the pictures?
Prince Philip has the droll sense of humor that is classically British. Occasionally quite witty, if you understand the context. At age 90, Philip comes from another era, long before Political Correctness ruined many forms of communication, including an appreciation of droll humor. Sure, Philip made a few gaffes and probably insulted a few folks along the way but he very likely didn’t mean to do so. Besides, let’s face it, the man is and always has been mostly irrelevant to Americans and only only slightly more relevant to the British. He’s a rich aristocrat and lives, well, like royalty but frankly, few Americans care much whether Philip says something droll or silly. Did I mention that Prince Philip is irrelevant?
I don't care who you are, now that's funny.
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