Top Ten Prince Phillip Gaffes

The Top Ten

1 Asking an Aboriginal, "do you still throw pointed sticks at each other?"

That is just so awful! I just can't believe he thought that!
Think before you say, Phil.

2 Calling the German Chancellor "Reichskansler"
3 Asking a Scottish driving instructor, "how do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?"
4 To a British explorer in Papua New Guinea, he asked, "So, you managed not to get eaten then?"

Who else was there? If nobody else heard him, he may have gotten away with it, but that's still a crazy thing to say. - PositronWildhawk

5 “People think there’s a rigid class system here, but dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.”
6 At a Scottish fish farm: “Oh! You’re the people ruining the rivers.”
7 Upon meeting the matron of a Caribbean hospital, he said, “You have mosquitoes. I have the Press.”
8 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.”
9 “If it has four legs and it’s not a chair, if it’s got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it’s not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.”
10 To Cayman Islanders: “Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?”

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11 “I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.”

Wonder what the Queen said to that

12 Said that British students studying in China, should beware that their eyes do not become "slitty."
13 To expats in Abu Dhabi in 2010: “Are you running away from something?”
14 At Hertfordshire University, 2003: “During the Blitz, a lot of shops had their windows blown in and put up notices saying, ‘More open than usual’. I now declare this place more open than usual.”
15 To then Paraguay dictator General Stroessner: “It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people.”
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