Sunday, August 24


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II is, shall we say, less than polite and well-behaved in public. His gaffes, often insulting, and always entertaining, were collected by th BRI, and presented here, for your enjoyment:

To a driving instructor in Scotland: "How do you keep the natives off booze long enough to get them through the thest?"

To a chubby 13-year-old boy at a space exploration exhibit, pointing to a space capsule: "You'll have to lose weight if you want to go in that."

To a tourist, during a state visit to Hungary: "You can't have been here long, you've no potbelly."

On the "key problem" facing Brazil: "Brazilians live there."

To a smoke-detector activist who lost two of her children in a house fire: "My smoke alarm is a damn nuisance. Every time I run my bath, the steam sets it off and I've got firefighters at my door."

Speaking to British students studying in China: "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed."

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