Monday, January 26, 2015


 HRH  The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh who has been previously known as HRH Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, HRH Sir Philip Mountbatten, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prince's full style is:
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Grand Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member of the Order of Merit, Knight of the Order of Australia, Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand, Extra Companion of the Queen's Service Order, Royal Chief of the Order of Logohu, Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit,[3] Canadian Forces Decoration, Lord of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Privy Councillor of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom*

Now we can add Knight of Australia.

In the interests of community relations one Australian newspaper journalist has shortened his style to

 and his wise sayings:

    “The bastards murdered half my family.”  In 1967, speaking about the Russians.
    “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.” Said to a 1986 meeting of the World Wildlife Fund.

    “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?” Question to a Scottish driving instructor in 1995.

    “Do you still throw spears at each other?” Speaking to Aboriginal leader Ivan Brim in Cairns in 2002.

    “You managed not to get eaten then?” Question to a British student who had been trekking on the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea in 1998.

    “Well, you’ll never fly in it, you’re too fat to be an astronaut.” Said to a 13-year-old while visiting the NOVA space craft at the University of Salford in Manchester in 2001.

    “Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.” Commentary on the deep recession in Britain in the 1980s.

    “You are a women, aren’t you?” To a gift-bearing native in Kenya in 1984.

    “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she is not interested.” On Princess Anne’s love of horses.
    Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease.” When asked to pat a koala in Australia in 1992.

    “If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.” Comment to British exchange students in Beijing in 1986.

    “What do you gargle with? Pebbles?” To Tom Jones after a Royal Variety Performance.

    In 1969 the duke was said to have annoyed Tom Jones after the Royal Variety Performance by asking: "What do you gargle with, pebbles?" He added the following day: "It is very difficult at all to see how it is possible to become immensely valuable by singing what I think are the most hideous songs."

    Yet some remarks may have been considered less controversial. Thirty years ago, Prince Philip said at a private lunch that he thought Adam Faith's singing was like bath water going down a plug hole.

    “Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.” Talking to young deaf people in Wales about a steel band recital in 1999.

    “Do you know they have eating-dogs for the anorexic now?” Sharing a joke with a blind, wheelchair-bound woman accompanied by a guide dog in 2002.

    “It looks as if it was put in by an Indian.”Describing a fuse box at a factory in Scotland in 1999.

    And reported at News Limted Online

    To a tourist in Budapest: “You can’t have been here long, you haven’t got a pot belly.”

    At a party in 2004: “Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!”

    To a nursing home resident in a wheelchair: “Do people trip over you?”

    To a penniless student: “Why don’t you go and live in a hostel to save cash?”

    On women in general: “I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.”

    * Wikipedia

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