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The Duke of Hazard: Prince Philip’s best gaffes

Have a look at Prince Philip's best gaffes.
The Duke of Hazard: Prince Philip’s best gaffes

He’s not exactly known for his delicacy, but, in terms of saying the wrong thing to the wrong person, Prince Philip keeps getting better and better.

Or worse and worse, depending on which way you look at it.

Earlier this week, Prince Philip added yet another gaffe to his ever-growing list on a royal visit to Cardiff when he informed a group of school children: “You must have really good brains to speak Welsh.”

Yes. Good brains indeed!

Click through to enjoy many of his other hilarious moments.

To school children: “You must have really good brains to speak Welsh.”

To two community workers: ‘Who do you sponge off?’

To a professional fundraiser: ‘So, do you have any friends left?’

The Duke of Hazard: Prince Philip’s best gaffes

To photographer at an event: ‘Just take the f%#$ing picture!’

To a child while visiting a space shuttle: ‘You’ll never fly in it, you’re too fat.’

‘How could I be unfaithful to the Queen? There is no way she could possibly retaliate.’

On hearing Madonna would perform at an event: ‘Are we going to need earplugs?’

2001, to Elton John: ‘So it’s you that owns that ghastly car is it?’

1967: ‘I would like to go to Russia, although the bastards murdered half my family.’

1969 on Tom Jones: ‘It’s hard to see how he is popular. He sings the most hideous songs.’

1998, to a student back from Papua New Guinea: ‘You managed not to get eaten then?’

1999, to deaf kids standing near a band: ‘If you’re near that music it’s no wonder you’re deaf.’

2002, to Australian Aborigines: ‘Do you still throw spears at each other?’

Speaking about Princess Anne: ‘If it doesn’t fart or eat hay then she isn’t interested.’

1984, when accepting a gift from a woman in Kenya: ‘You are a woman aren’t you?’

1969 on royal finances: ‘We go into the red next year. I shall probably have to give up polo.’

To a Scot driving teacher: ‘How do you keep the natives off booze long enough to pass?’

2009, to a fashion designer: ‘You didn’t design your beard too well, did you?’

1981 ‘Everybody wanted more leisure. Now they’re complaining they’re unemployed.’

2000 on marriage: ‘Dukes have been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.’

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