Top ten quotes from Prince Philip

PRINCE Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is notorious for his controversial and racist comments. In April of next year, President Higgins will visit Windsor Castle as the first Irish president to make a first official state visit to Britain. We can only dream about the quotes that will be created during that visit. Below are some of Prince Phillips most famous and controversial quotes to date.

1)      To the President of Nigeria, dressed in traditional robes:

“You look like you’re ready for bed!” 

2)      To an Aborigine in Australia:

“Do you still throw spears at each other?”

3)      To a group of  British students during a China State Visit, 1986:

“If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.”

4)      To Scottish driving instructor, 1995:

“How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”

5)      To a black politician, Lord Taylor of Warwick, 1999:

“And what exotic part of the world do you come from?”

6)      After being told that Madonna was singing the Die Another Day theme in 2002:

“Are we going to need ear plugs?”

7)      To a group from the British Deaf Association, he pointed to a Caribbean music band, and said:

“Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.”

8)      To a Filipino nurse at the opening of a new cardiac centre in Luton and Dunstable Hospital :

“The Philippines must be half-empty – you’re all here running the NHS.”

9)      To  Bromley Council worker, Hannah Jackson, in regard to the red dress she was wearing:

“I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress.”

10)   To multi-ethnic Britain’s Got Talent 2009 winners Diversity:

 “Are you all one family?”

(Original image from Daily Mail, Photo editing Katelyn Cook)

(Original image from Daily Mail, Photo editing Katelyn Cook)

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