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Friday, April 09, 2021

His incredible energy and sense of public duty saw Prince Philip through countless official engagements over the course of his 73-year marriage. Yet it is the unashamedly politically incorrect comments he made on such occasions which attracted most attention. Here is a selection of the most memorable...

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1. "It's my custom to say something flattering to begin with so I shall be excused if I put my foot in it later on."

--HRH Duke of Edinburgh, &ct below.

2. "British women can't cook."

3. When speaking to Sir Tom Jones after a Royal Variety Performance: "What do you gargle with, pebbles?"

4. "I declare this thing open, whatever it is."

5. "It looks like a tart's bedroom."

6. "If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."

7. To a Scottish driving instructor: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?"

8. Speaking about a successful marriage: "Tolerance is the one essential ingredient... You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance."

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-10 02:07 PM | Reply

"If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."

A Cantonese woman told me practically the same thing once.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-04-12 08:40 AM | Reply

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