You gotta love the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. I was reading through this Telegraph article, Around the world in 20 gaffes, when I saw that he had almost monopolized the list. Now I'd heard of his predisposition for political incorrectness earlier, so I went looking and found this: Relive 65 classic gaffes as Duke of Edinburgh celebrates 65th wedding anniversary.
Click through for a jolly good time.
- To Simon Kelner, republican editor of The Independent, at Windsor Castle reception: “What are you doing here?” “I was invited, sir.” Philip: “Well, you didn’t have to come.”
- To female sea cadet last year: “Do you work in a strip club?”
- To deaf children by steel band, 2000: “Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf.”
- To a tourist in Budapest in 1993: “You can’t have been here long, you haven’t got a pot belly.”
- To a woman solicitor, 1987: “I thought it was against the law for a woman to solicit.”
- To then Paraguay dictator General Stroessner: “It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people.