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Old 06-25-2014, 03:50 PM
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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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Old 12-04-2014, 04:54 AM
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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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Old 02-27-2015, 04:33 PM
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I have always loved Prince Phillips jokes, I love to see that he retains a sense of humour in a difficult role as husband of the Queen.
After all there are a lot of people who have publicly said far worse than he has in an attempt at humour.
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I grew up around maternal influences that lived through the great depression,world wars, changes in civil rights issues, big changes in America. I have read some of the comments Duke Edingburg made about seemingly racial things. I have had some paternal influences with a largely bigoted opinions based on what society accepted in their time, about women as well. You learn your place in their lives in a way of life they know, you cherish the time spent as they age and long after they are gone you cry, you remember when you had different opinions and when you defended minorities of their day in your time. The way they are, never, ever changes. You change, you grow up, you move on, they never really left their day. When someone such as Duke Edingburg cracks a joke, you understand, you either crack a smile or you don't but you understand he's from a different time and he is in your day now sharing his day. I have heard so much bigoted stuff in my life, I know my place and am not oppressed for knowing it, that'll never change. You learn to overlook some things other people say and enjoy the non prejudice we all have now. It is a choice to enjoy it or not.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:12 PM
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I am always amazed how people throw out the term political correctness to justify rude and offensive behavior and the belief that people are overreacting to things.

Whats so wrong with not wanting to be called an offensive name and not wanting others to be called likewise names? I think thats called treating people with the same respect that you would like to be afforded.

I am not going to comment on Prince Phillip's words, I think they speak for themselves.

apologies for the quote but I needed to refer to it to aid my thought process. My reply isn't directed at you. I am just a bare few years close to 40. I can appreciate Duke Edingburg jokes because, I didn't get to see those days I always heard about in those decades. Those times dearest to my elders, also,who worked very hard to help bring us all the times we have now. It's a glimpse into the past that brings the generations of today to come to realize how far we have all come in society to today. The jokes bridge the gap of time between the seasoned while the youth does as it always has, gets confused, questions and almost gets cantankerous, giving the aged a way to see just how far they helped everyone to come today while they reminisce. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:54 PM
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Prince Philip gets impatient and swears during photocall for Battle of Britain | Daily Mail Online
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:47 PM
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I can understand his impatience. As someone who hates being photographed, I get very annoyed when asked to wait for the photographer to get the perfect shot. My eyes move without any control from me, so to get a picture where I'm actually looking at the camera is pretty much impossible. As usual, I give Philip credit for speaking his mind.


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Old 07-10-2015, 04:09 PM
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Did he actually say the F word? I am not laughing because he used the word, but because the mental audio there is so . There is a better way to say things when you are impatient- which Iv'e had to learn because I'm impatient- though Iv'e never used the F word when I was. But I still love that he spoke his mind...
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:13 PM
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Philip was probably thinking he's had his picture taken enough this week. but i do wonder if we would have said it around HM? and if he had... I would guess he to roll her eyes and ignore it - she has seen and heard worse :)
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:20 PM
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Usual Philip. He got over the top today but I would have expressed my impatience too if I were his age... Just... don't shout at the photographer...
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:27 PM
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I get being impatient, but there was no need to take it out on the photographer who was just doing his job. One can express frustration without being mean. It was also unprofessional.

I have a feeling that if the photographer had talked back, he would have been fired (or not used again).
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:35 PM
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Still ruling the roost. I've known a few like him. Unpleasant. Yes, he's older (and potentially wasn't feeling well, very real possibility), and for that he gets a pass, but funny? Nope. But understandable given his age and health.

It looks nasty, and probably was for those around having to endure it. I think Philip's public days are coming to a close.
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Prince Philip is an old sea dog. Indeed, the Queen made him Lord High Admiral on his 90th birthday. So one would expect him to have a full repertoire of salty language.

Telling a photographer to “just take the f---ing picture” at the photocall for the Battle of Britain commemoration must be considered mild.

The Duke of Edinburgh has long had a reputation for plain speaking – and a chafing relationship with press photographers.

"I go out of my way to line people up for the photographers," he said, "to make sure everyone in the group is in the picture, to make sure the photographers have got the shot they need… They’re never satisfied."

When the royal couple first visited the White House in 1957, they posed for the photographers on the steps. As they turned to go, one American photographer yelled:

"Hey, just one more!" Clearly the man had overstepped protocol and Prince Philip bristled and barked back: "What do you mean, just one more?"
More: Prince Philip's 60-year war with the photographers - Telegraph
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Meaning public days not over because he uses pepper and salt when he yells at a photographer, an 'underling'.

This is where I won't give a pass. Just won't.
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I am sure many of these public engagements may be quite trying for the DOE. He has always been a bit "crusty" to say the least and he has had a goodly dose of picture taking already this week. The man is 94 years old and has had a life time of picture taking and obnoxious intrusions by interviewers and reporters. I would have to say that rude or not, I have to give the man a pass. Who knows how much longer he will be with us and I suspect that he and especially his tongue will be sorely missed. :)


ETA: Where did the "underling" come from? Did HE say that or was it something someone else inferred? Maybe the man was just annoyed by the fact that it seemed to be taking more time than what he thought necessary.
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And here's The Sun front page.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJlPctVWsAAOxfB.jpg:large
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I am sure many of these public engagements may be quite trying for the DOE. He has always been a bit "crusty" to say the least and he has had a goodly dose of picture taking already this week. The man is 94 years old and has had a life time of picture taking and obnoxious intrusions by interviewers and reporters. I would have to say that rude or not, I have to give the man a pass. Who knows how much longer he will be with us and I suspect that he and especially his tongue will be sorely missed. :)
Having had to deal with someone like this in my personal life, I am not amused.

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ETA: Where did the "underling" come from? Did HE say that or was it something someone else inferred? Maybe the man was just annoyed by the fact that it seemed to be taking more time than what he thought necessary.
That was me characterizing the photographer as an 'underling' in Philip's eyes. A projection, of course. I suspect Philip has a sense of prerogative and thinks he can tell off who he thinks 'deserves' it. Even you supply him with the reasoning why he should get a pass, namely, a 'life time of picture taking and obnoxious intrusions by interviewers and reporters'. But Philip has always been this way. It's hardly a sum effect suddenly tumbling out after a lifetime of admirable restraint. JMO.

My own impatience emerging with such.
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Well, maybe I do give excuses. I have read about his early life. It could not have been easy, being passed around among relatives who probably didn't want to be bothered ... until he finally came to live with his Grandmother. It was war time and this family moved from place to place ... even IF he was "prince". His mother was mentally unstable and there was not a lot of money. He has been called "Phil the Greek" and a Nazi depending on who is doing the name calling. It is no secret that he was talked down to by courtiers in his early courting days and early marriage days. SO, yes, I do give him a pass. I think he developed this persona over a lifetime and things have not always been as easy as people would like to believe. I do have sympathy for him and I think he is a tough old bird because he had to learn to be tough from a very early age in order to survive.
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