Dear Prince Philip,
Hope you are well. You know, you are one of the few Royals that that I actually like. The others…not so much. No names of course. KATE. Sorry, my bad. Anyhow, I have mad respect for you. I mean, you are the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family. You have effortlessly supported The Queen in all her endeavours. You had a brilliant naval career. And much, much more. But Philip, COME ON.
I know that you are in your 90’s now. But seriously man, have some decorum. I know some 90 year olds and they are rather well behaved. But then again, they are not royalty. Just last week, you had to endure another group photo, I guess you were tired and possibly hungry when you said in a terse, yet AUDIBLE tone ‘take the f*****g picture already!’ Not cool dude. Thankfully The Queen was not present or she would have turned a shade of Royal crimson. Over the years you have said things in PUBLIC which have not been so PC. So, here is a quick run down of things you’ve said. That being said, you are one of the few royals that I actually like..
This is what you’ve said in the past…
1. 1 After being told that Madonna was singing the Die Another Day theme in 2002: “Are we going to need ear plugs?”
2. To a female sea cadet a few years ago: ‘Do you work in a strip club?’
3. To President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”
4. To a woman solicitor in 1987: “I thought it was against the law for a woman to solicit.”
5. To Cayman Islanders: “Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?”
6. To a fashion writer in 1993: “You’re not wearing mink knickers, are you?”
7. “People think there’s a rigid class system here, but dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.”
8. On robots colliding, Science Museum, 2000: “They’re not mating are they?”
9. To an Aboriginal leader William Brin, Queensland, 2002 “Do you still throw spears at each other?”
10. 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.”
And those are relatively mild barbs. Philip: please. stop. now. But I do actually like you…