The Queen seems like a lovely British woman. I am biased coz I think her grandson Prince William is cute and charming. Too bad her husband Prince Phillip is a total idiot, he brings political incorrectness to a new level. so much that you just start laughing every time he makes a new gaffe even though its racist, sexist or any other ist that I havent mentioned.
here are a few of his quotes:
i have plagiarised from these websites, but its not plagiarising anymore coz i am linking it ;)http://overseas.com.au/blog/index.php/prince-philip/
If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate how much more spacious aircraft have become. Unless you travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly.
To Australian Aborigines, during a visit to Queensland, 2002 ' Still throwing spears?'
I never see any home cooking - all I get is fancy stuff.
If you see a man opening a car door for a woman it means one of two things: it’s either a new woman or a new car.”
Following a performance by a children’s band in Australia, the Prince asked: “You were playing your instruments weren’t you? Or do you have tape recorders under you seats?”
He also said to a group of deaf children in Cardiff about a school’s steel band: “Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.”
It's a pleasant change to be in a country that isn't ruled by its people.
To Alfredo Stroessner, the Paraguayan dictator.
'The bastards murdered half my family'.
In room full of press agents, commenting on Russians in 1967, having been asked whether he would consider a visit there
'What do you gargle with - pebbles?'
To singer Tom Jones, after 1969 Royal Variety Performance.
'It looks as if it was put in by an Indian'
Pointing at an old-fashioned fuse box while on a tour of a factory near Edinburgh.
I can only assume that it is largely due to the accumulation of toasts to my health over the years that I am still enjoying a fairly satisfactory state of health and have reached such an unexpectedly great age.
Aren't there any male supervisors? This is a nanny city.
In San Francisco on meeting five city officials - all of whom were female.
When meeting the President of Nigeria, who was dressed in traditional robes, fashion Prince Philip declared: “You look like you’re ready for bed.”
The Queen and Prince Philip were on official business to open the Bristol laboratory for Advanced Dynamic Engineering facility at Bristol University. The facility had been closed especially so that they could officially open it but that did not stop him from commenting: “It doesn’t look like much work goes on at this University.”
Never pass up the chance to go to the loo or take a poo.” That was his response when asked how he dealt with public appearances.
There has been so much campaigning for support for our forces suffering from post traumatic stress disorder but Prince Philip seems to think it is a load of codswallop. Talking of his own time in the forces, he said: “We didn’t have counsellors running around every time somebody let off a gun, asking ‘Are you all right? Are you sure you don’t have a ghastly problem?’ You just got on with it.”
During the recession in 1981, his words of wisdom for the millions of unemployed were: “Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.”
While on a visit in Scotland, the Prince was speaking to three young employees of a Scottish Fish Farm and exclaimed, “Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and the environment.”
In 1993, while speaking to a Briton in Hungary: “You can’t have been here that long – you haven’t got a pot belly”.
“If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.”
And in 1986, on a state visit to China, he told British students: “If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.”
and of course: Tolerance is the one essential ingredient … You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.