Prince Philip, his memorable faux pas

Prince Philip, his memorable faux pas

The consort of Queen Elizabeth, during his long stay at the Court, has often indulged in some phrases, sometimes controversial, which have marked his image.

Prince Philip, greetings from Kate Middleton and the Royal Family

Consort of Queen Elizabeth since November 20, 1947, together with her she has marked the post-war history of the United Kingdom. Prince Philip, who will blow out the beauty of 100 candles on June 10th, is one of the most debated and talked about faces belonging to the Royal Family ever, especially by virtue of his wife's long regency. On the world political scene for over seventy years, his name has been at the center of the most attentive attention of the mass media several times; primary accomplice, a life sometimes marked by controversial, embarrassing and … very disturbing comments!

Several times, in fact, he has seen the spotlight on himself due to some memorable gaffes that involved famous people (and not only), often belonging to the entertainment world, and who have by no means passed on the sly. In 1969, for example, he let slip one comment too many against pop star Tom Jones, who was still in the early stages of success at the time. “It's strange to see how popular it is. Sing the most horrible songs ”. In short, the good Prince Philip did not seem to particularly appreciate the music of the Welsh singer. Too bad it wasn't an isolated case, as two other international super stars, named Elton John and Madonna, ended up in the crosshairs of some mocking comments. On the first one, in 2001, the husband of Queen Elizabeth said "I would like you to turn off the microphone", while the singer of Like a Virgin, was commented on the occasion of one of her performances with "Will we need earplugs?". In short, we understand that Prince Philip does not particularly like pop music!

However, there was no lack of colorful expressions even during the working moments that saw the longest-lived spouse in England as the protagonist. For example, during a visit to Belize in 1994 he said to the Queen “Yak, yak, yak! Come on, come on! ”, While she was busy chatting with her guests. Or, in 2015, on the occasion of the commemoration of the Battle of Britain, he said to the photographer "Take this f ****** photo!", Probably impatient with waiting. And it doesn't stop there. On the opening of the new British embassy in Berlin in 2000, he said "It is a huge waste of space".

The list of faux pas continues. On Lady Di, when Charles expressed his anguish about her husband's infidelity, Prince Philip commented sarcastically by saying "I admit I have no talent as a marriage counselor", probably referring to the more ambiguous sides of her marital relationship. Or, in 2002 in France, he claimed that the French are unable to make a good breakfast and, in 1994, he asked a wealthy Cayman islander if most of them are descended from pirates.

We can say without a doubt: Prince Philip boasts not only a lasting and honorable life at Buckingham Palace, but also a long list of unforgettable, and sometimes rough, gaffes!

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