Monday, September 24, 2012

Topless Kate Middleton and other red-faced royals in the past

The Toronto Star has a great story on this. All the stories of red-faced royals are good; however, Prince Philip is up there near the top of the list.

"Prince Philip would stick to prepared scripts on foreign trips.

He's over 90 now, so most people have given the Queen's husband a wide berth of forgiveness. But there was a time when the Palace was often scrambling to smoothe over remarks he made while on various royal tours. In 1996 in Beijing, he told some British exchange students: "If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed." In 2002 in Australia, he asked an indigenous businessman: "Do you still throw spears at each other?" In 1994, he asked a native of the Cayman Islands: "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?" Philip never seems to apologize for remarks like this, at least publically. And his misguided witticisms haven't stopped. Several months ago, he asked a fellow in a mobility scotter if he had run over anybody."

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