Prince Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99, has been filtered with politically misleading jokes – sometimes racist or sexual – that are undeniably related – during his official involvement.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at Windsor Castle this Friday at the age of 99. He sometimes attacked headlines with his jokes, which were not always appreciated by his commentators. Here is a collection:
– Opened a plaque at a cricket ground in London in 2017: “You are going to see the world expert at the Blake opening”.
– To Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban attack on a school bus in 2013: Children “go to school because their parents don’t want them at home”.
– As he approaches his 90th birthday in 2011: “It’s starting to fall apart”.
– To a young woman who gives him flowers, in Kenya in 1984, he begins: “Thank you madam … are you really a woman, aren’t you?”
– “I will be arrested if I open the zipper of this dress”, he laughs with a police officer, noticing a young blonde girl dressed in a red dress in front of her, in 2012.
“British women do not know how to cook”
– In 1966 he broke the hearts of millions of housewives by publicly declaring that “British women do not know how to cook”.
– “Looks like you’re ready to go to bed!”, He wore traditional attire to Nigerian President Olasegun Obasanjo in 2003.
– After a concert by Tom Jones in 1969, he greeted the singer in his own way: “What do you collect? Pebbles?”
– During a banquet in Rome in 2000, Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amado presented him with Italian wine. To which the prince replied: “Bring me a beer, I do not care what it is, but bring me a beer.”
“Are you driving this horrible car?”
– “Ah, are you driving this terrible car? We often see it on the way to Windsor Castle,” he told singer Elton John in 2001.
– “Do not stay too long, otherwise you will have slanted eyes”, he recommends to British students in 1986 about an internship in China.
– To the black dance troupe, he lets go back to 2009: “Are you all from the same family?”
– “Are you still fighting with darts?” He asks a tribe when he visited Australia in 2002.
– “Then, can you not eat?”, He begins with a student returning from a trek in Papua New Guinea in 1998.
– In 1994, to a wealthy man in the Cayman Islands, he said: “You all came from pirates, didn’t you?”
– During a visit to a Scottish factory in 1999 he says of an old and faulty electric meter: “It was undoubtedly installed by an Indian”.
– “But how do you persuade locals to stop drinking when they send in their license?” He asks a driving school instructor in Scotland in 1995.
– “You have not been here long, you have not been persecuted!”, He blunted to a British man in Budapest in 1993.
– “The Philippines should be half empty, you all run the NHS here,” the British Public Health Service said in a bomb blast in 2013 of Filipino nurses working at a hospital in the United Kingdom.
“They complain about being unemployed”
– During the recession of 1981, he said of the unemployed: “I do not understand: first they say they need more rest, now they complain that they are unemployed”.
– “How many people did you cut this morning with this thing?”, He asks someone in a wheelchair in London in 2012.
– The school band for young students with disabilities welcomed him to music in Wales in 1999. He called out to the deaf: “Are you deaf? I’m not surprised that you do not hear if you hear this often!”
– “You can never fly there, you ‘re so big”, he tells a 13-year-old in 2001 that he dreams of becoming an astronaut.
– During a visit to Canada in 1969: “I declare this matter open anyway”.