Philips top 10 gaffes and shocking quotes – including savage dig about Scotland

Prince Philip was well known for his sense of humour and his utmost devotion for his wife, the Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away in April last year at the age of 99, leaving behind a long list of gaffes and shocking quotes – some of which could be considered offensive in our day and age.

On Tuesday (March 29), a memorial service will be held at Westminster Abbey in honour of the late Prince.

The thanksgiving service will honour the Duke of Edinburgh's dedication to “family, nation and Commonwealth”, his contribution to public life and his steadfast support to his charities, Buckingham Palace has said.

As we celebrate the life of Philip, we share 10 of his most iconic quotes.

1. In 1986, during a visit to Prince Andrew's house, he remarked: “It looks like a tart’s bedroom.”

2. Again in 1986, arguably one of his most famous gaffes, the Duke of Edinburgh told a British student in China: “If you stay here much longer, you’ll go home with slitty eyes.”

3. Two years later in 1988, Philip said: “I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.”

4. In 1995, the Queen's husband told a Scottish driving instructor: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”

5. Three years later in 1998, he told a British trekker in Papua New Guinea: “You managed not to get eaten then?”

6. In the year 2000, Prince Philip made the following joke to deaf children that were sitting by a steel band: “Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf.”

7. Yet another foreign gaffe came in 2002 when he was speaking with Aboriginal leader William Brin in Australia, telling him: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

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8. In the same year, he asked a nursing-home resident in a wheelchair: “Do people trip over you?”

9. Only a year later in 2003, when speaking to the President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, he exclaimed: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”

10. Finally, during a visit to Bromley in South London as part of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, he told an attractive blonde well-wisher: "I would be arrested if I unzipped that dress."

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