They say he suffers from foot-in-mouth disease, but I think he's a gifted comedian.
Thanks, Woodwoman, for the link (The Mirror).
To female sea cadet last year: “Do you work in a strip club?”
At a project to protect turtle doves in Anguilla in 1965, he said: “Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don’t you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird?’”
To President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”
To expats in Abu Dhabi last year: “Are you running away from something?”
In Canada in 1976: “We don’t come here for our health.”
On the Duke of York’s house, 1986: “It looks like a tart’s bedroom.”
To a British trekker in Papua New Guinea, 1998: “You managed not to get eaten then?”
Using Hitler’s title to address German chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1997, he called him: “Reichskanzler.”
To then Paraguay dictator General Stroessner: “It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people.”
To Cayman Islanders: “Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?”
To Scottish driving instructor, 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”
A VIP at a local airport asked HRH: “What was your flight, like, Your Royal Highness? Philip: “Have you ever flown in a plane?” VIP: “Oh yes, sir, many times.” “Well,” said Philip, “it was just like that.”
“I’d like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family.” 1967.
On how difficult it is in Britain to get rich: “What about Tom Jones? He’s made a million and he’s a bloody awful singer.”
Turning down food, 2000: “No, I’d probably end up spitting it out over everybody.”
His description of Beijing, during a visit there in 1986: “Ghastly.”
On Princess Anne, 1970: “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested.”
To a group of industrialists in 1961: “I’ve never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing.”
“I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.” 1988.
While stuck in a Heriot Watt University lift in 1958: “This could only happen in a technical college.”
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