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Prince Philip Eats Cheese: Photos Of The Man’s Private Life

by | 10th, June 2011

HAPPY birthday Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, Phil The Greek, Philip Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. You are The Gaffemeister, a person who only exists in news print when you make a “gaffe”, saying the unsayable to some obsequious expats. And it is the emigrants that are the problem.

Phil’s gaffes are based on the assumption that foreignness is something you can catch:

He told a Briton he met in Hungary in 1993: “You can’t have been here that long – you haven’t got a pot belly”.

In 1986, he told British students: “If you stay here much longer you’ll all be slitty-eyed.”

What you never hear is that Phil is a really good dad, has written a history of British cheese (hence his family nickname – ‘The King Of Cheese’) and can recite the opening refrain of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in seven languages. You are 90 years young. This is your life…

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File photo dated 02/06/53 of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown and the Duke of Edinburgh in uniform of Admiral of the Fleet waving from the balcony to the onlooking crowds around the gates of Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Coronation. The Duke turns 90 on June 10th.



Posted: 10th, June 2011 | In: Royal Family Comment | TrackBack | Permalink