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Old 06-10-2011, 02:15 PM
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My favourite:

The Pope was visiting Holyrood House. Philip was standing next to Iain Gray (Scottish Labour leader) and noticed Gray's tartan tie.

Turning to Conservative leader Annabel Goldie, the Prince asked:
Have you got a pair of knickers made out of this stuff ?"

To which Annabel quickly replied:
"I can't possibly comment, and even if I did, I couldn't possibly exhibit them!"
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:44 PM
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From the 90th birthday BBC interview:
In a clip when a pressman asked him if he felt well he replied: "Why, do I look ill?"
When the interviewer asked him if it had been hard to set limits on the media during the filming of Royal Family, he said:" Well, we did not let them film us in the bathroom".
In a clip from HM and the DOE's 60th wedding aniversary visit to Malta, the DOE watches the newswoman give her report. She does not know that he is behind her.
He makes his presence known with the comment, " Are you quite finished?"
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Thanks, these are priceless!
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Prince Philip about Hannah Jackson, blonde in red dress: 'Id be arrested if I unzipped that' | Mail Online
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Oh what a laugh! Priceless!! Reading all his quips is a good way to end ones day.
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Prince Philip is a legend; I'm so glad he didn't allow PC to change him and just speaks his mind.
And let's face it - he isn't wrong about that dress, is he?
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Some people just go out of their way to be offended.
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I loved the one recently- he was talking to a disabled person in an electric wheelchair, and said " How many people have you run over today?"

I get that one all the time myself- great icebreaker!
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I think I speak for most Brits when I say we'd be pretty disappointed if Philip didn't make the odd slightly inappropriate joke from time to time. It's something we'll miss about him when he's gone.
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This was really entertaining to read. I love that he is just being himself, and doesn't really care what others have to say.

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Prince Philip is a legend; I'm so glad he didn't allow PC to change him and just speaks his mind.
And let's face it - he isn't wrong about that dress, is he?
I'm in agreement here . Sometimes calling a spade a spade is acceptable (and in this case, it could have been used as an icebreaker, rather than as something to get offended about).

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I loved the one recently- he was talking to a disabled person in an electric wheelchair, and said " How many people have you run over today?"

I get that one all the time myself- great icebreaker!
I loved that particular story. A great way to make someone feel at ease in a nerve-wrecking situation.

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I think I speak for most Brits when I say we'd be pretty disappointed if Philip didn't make the odd slightly inappropriate joke from time to time. It's something we'll miss about him when he's gone.
I'm not a Brit, but I do share your sentiment.
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This was really entertaining to read. I love that he is just being himself, and doesn't really care what others have to say.



I'm in agreement here . Sometimes calling a spade a spade is acceptable (and in this case, it could have been used as an icebreaker, rather than as something to get offended about).



I loved that particular story. A great way to make someone feel at ease in a nerve-wrecking situation.



I'm not a Brit, but I do share your sentiment.
And likely more of tongue in cheek remarks to come as the Good Man was dismissed from hospital this morning!
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When asked by reporters as he was leaving the hospital today, if he felt better:
"I would not be going home from the hospital if I didn't!"
That's Phillip folks- back telling us like it is and better than ever!
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I love Prince Phillip and his humour. He says it how he sees it and I really don't think he means to be cruel. He is like my dad! Same type of sense of humour very dry.
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He's the original Navy sea dog - no derogatory meaning intended - and so he's crusty, acerbic, cuts to the chase and speaks his mind. I knew as soon as I read his comment exiting the hospital that it would end up here!
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When asked by reporters as he was leaving the hospital today, if he felt better:
"I would not be going home from the hospital if I didn't!"
That's Phillip folks- back telling us like it is and better than ever!
Oh, typical Philip . Short, sweet and to the point .
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I LOVE Philip's sense of humour! The Queen loves him so much - so She must be a very joyful person!

Here with Richard Nixon:

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So do I. Although it has to be said Richard Nixon came across as someone with great sense of humour as well.
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It's a bit of a mixed bag, certainly including a fair amount of, well, rude bigotry, but some seem reasonable, not gaffes at all e.g.

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On being introduced to the chairman of Britain's Channel 4, HRH said, "So YOU'RE responsible for the kind of crap channel 4 produces."
Fair comment.

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On Sarah Ferguson he said, "Her behavior was a bit odd. I don't see her because I do not see much point."
Fair comment.

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In 1967, he was asked to go to Russia to improve diplomatic relations with Britain and the USSR. He said, "Are you bloody mad? The bastards murdered half my family."
True enough.
I wonder how he feels about the man who murdered another chunk of his family (Thomas McMahon) getting out of gaol as part of a political deal.

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He also said, "The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop tourism we could stop the congestion.."
This one suggests he doesn't quite know what side his bread is buttered on.


Another one (not shown on that list) that is sometimes listed as a gaffe: someone asked him whether he'd been to the Scilly Isles and he answered, "Yes, my son owns them."
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Another one (not shown on that list) that is sometimes listed as a gaffe: someone asked him whether he'd been to the Scilly Isles and he answered, "Yes, my son owns them."

This one is similar to his comment to one of the courtiers shortly after The Queen's accession and they went down to Windsor. This courtier was showing him around and said something along the lines of 'you will like living at Windsor Sir'.

The reply - 'Yes I will - my mother was born here.' - as was his grandmother of course.
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