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The Independent has compiled a list of his greatest gaffes to celebrate his 90th birthday. The guy is amazing.
*People usually say that after a fire it is water damage that is the worst. We are still drying out Windsor Castle.* To survivors of the Lockerbie bombings in 1993.
He also said during a visit to Queens' College Cambridge in 2004, *So, has anyone killed themselves lately?* I quite like that.
"Do people trip over you?" Meeting a wheelchair-bound nursing-home resident in 2002.
he's a posh kik
seriously, i only have to look at him and i'm amused
when obama was giving that speech at/to/with the queen i looked at prince philip and just the way he was sat made me laugh and i don't know why
I relish the fact such a symbolically important member of the Establishment is so reluctant to adhere to media training and general rules of appropriateness.
You grew up imagining Kings and Queens to be snobbish and aloof. The majority of them nowadays will be nothing more than polite diplomats. Thank God one of them still exists who's prepared to do what he likes. He is after all, the husband to the Queen. He can do what he wants.
(If any Express or Mail editors happen to be reading this, I can be contacted by private messaging my account, and yes, I am interested in a job)
the same as i like david luiz for not taking things too seriously. lol at your final sentence too.
but as a dotty old man he's pretty hilarious.
put 'em up in the big brother house.
"The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop the tourism, we could stop the congestion." At the opening of City Hall in 2002.
But then there would be no point in a Royal Family now would there?
He's the ultimate troll really. Smart, funny, irrasible, untouchable, and he couldn't give a fuck. Fair play.
"I just got my cowboys and Indians mixed up."
and I can't remember where because I had 50 minutes sleep last night was talking about his sense of humour today. Might have been the Today programme. National Treasure. Quite.
He was with half a dozen or so minders, visiting an old library at Edinburgh University. They walked across the college grounds, I tagged behind them to see what was happening. No media or interested crowd of people to be seen anywhere. I followed them up the narrow stairs to the library entrance, where they had a brief moment of confused discussion, and then all turned around & came back down the stairs. I shrank back against the railing while HRH squeezed by, fiddling with his cuffs and muttering "bloody fiasco". I was quite impressed that he would actually end up in this situation, i.e. having to walk back down a staircase and be inconvenienced like a normal person. No doubt a US President would have had the whole place cordoned off with Secret Service guys everywhere, and anyone who got as close as I did would have been taken out by one of 17 snipers dotted around the rooftops.