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Ah OK, thanks for the corrections. I got confused since it was mentioned in an article about Monday's visit.
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My favorite quote of the Duke is one he adamantly insists he never said, to a group of students in Cardiff about 15 years ago "Deaf? No wonder you're deaf standing so close to that racket (or row)". In a 2004 interview with Gyles Brandreth for a book he wrote on the Duke and Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip said the story was invented by the press, that his mother Princess Alice of Battenberg was severely deaf (from birth) and that he wouldn't say such an insensitive thing. So it makes one wonder if some of these quotes are inventions of the press. Also his mother was quite a woman as well; a nun living at a monastery in Greece when the Nazis invaded in 1940 or 1941. Supposedly a high-ranking German general came to ask her as a courtesy (since she descended from Princes and Princesses of Battenberg), if there was anything she needed. "You can take your troops out of my country" she replied. Now we know where Philip gets his mouth from.
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My favorite quote of the Duke is one he adamantly insists he never said, to a group of students in Cardiff about 15 years ago "Deaf? No wonder you're deaf standing so close to that racket (or row)". In a 2004 interview with Gyles Brandreth for a book he wrote on the Duke and Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip said the story was invented by the press, that his mother Princess Alice of Battenberg was severely deaf (from birth) and that he wouldn't say such an insensitive thing. So it makes one wonder if some of these quotes are inventions of the press. Also his mother was quite a woman as well; a nun living at a monastery in Greece when the Nazis invaded in 1940 or 1941. Supposedly a high-ranking German general came to ask her as a courtesy (since she descended from Princes and Princesses of Battenberg), if there was anything she needed. "You can take your troops out of my country" she replied. Now we know where Philip gets his mouth from.
What interesting stories, both of them!
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