No Minister

THE DoE BEING HIMSELF … UNFAZED AND NON PC

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To Simon Kelner, republican editor of The Independent, at Windsor Castle reception: “What are you doing here?” “I was invited, sir.” Philip: “Well, you didn’t have to come.”

At a project to protect turtle doves in Anguilla in 1965, he said: “Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don’t you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird? … Gareth Morgan to note.

On the Duke of York’s house: “It looks like a tart’s bedroom.”
 
At a dinner party: “Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!”

To a British trekker in Papua New Guinea:  “You managed not to get eaten then?”

Peering at a fuse box in a Scottish factory, he said: “It looks as though it was put in by an Indian.
 
 To a civil servant, 1970: “You’re just a silly little Whitehall twit: you don’t trust me and I don’t trust you.”

 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.”

To Scottish driving instructor, 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”

To the Aircraft Research Association in 2002: “If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly.”

When offered wine in Rome in 2000, he snapped: “I don’t care what kind it is, just get me a beer!”

“I’d like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family.”

To Aboriginal leader William Brin, Queensland: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

On Princess Anne: “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested.”

“People think there’s a rigid class system here, but dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.”

And the list goes on and that’s what makes him so special. 

Written by The Veteran

May 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm

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