Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Prince Phillip to Retire

Prince Philip, who will retire at age 95, is renowned for not being too bright and saying the wrong and often offensive thing at royal events.
2013: To Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban and now campaigns for the right of girls to go to school without fear. "[Children] go to school because their parents don't want them in the house."
2017: To a pensioner on a visit to an almshouse for elderly men.  "You look starved.
1966: "British women can't cook".
1981: During the 1981 recession.  "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed."
1986: To a group of British students during a royal visit to China. "If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed."
1993: To a Briton he met in Hungary. "You can't have been here that long, you haven't got a pot belly".
1994:To a wealthy islander in the Cayman Islands.  "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?"
1995: To a Scottish driving instructor. "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test."
2001: To 13-year-old Andrew Adams who told Prince Philip he wanted to go into space. "You're too fat to be an astronaut."

2002: "Still throwing spears?" Question put to an Australian Aborigine during a visit.

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