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Prince Philip's Top 10 Gaffes

10 June was the Duke of Edinburgh's ninetieth birthday, and Asylum took the time to prepare a list of his top ten verbal gaffes. This is one of the more uncomfortable lists I've made.

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  • 1. When told by a 13-year-old boy that he wanted to explore space when he was older, Philip remarked (2001):

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  • 2. Meeting aborigines in Australia (2002):

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  • 3. Meeting Tom Jones after a performance (1969):

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  • 4. Commenting on Chinese food (1986):

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  • 5. After receiving a gift from a Kenyan woman (1984):

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  • 6. Discussing smoke alarms with a woman whose two sons had died in a fire (1998):

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  • 7. Commenting on an old fuse box at a factory in Edinburgh (1999):

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  • 8. Talking about the impact of the recession (1981):

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  • 9. Addressing a group of British students in China (1996):

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  • 10. Asking a Scottish driving instructor about preparing students for the test (1995):

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