Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, better known as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is celebrating his 90th birthday soon. To mark the momentous occasion, The Independent published a list of 90 gaffes made by the prince, who’s often been known to put his foot in his mouth. Here are the China-related ones:
“Ghastly.” Prince Philip’s opinion of Beijing, during a 1986 tour of China.
“If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes.” To 21-year-old British student Simon Kerby during a visit to China in 1986.
“If it has 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 World Wildlife Fund meeting in 1986.
“Can you tell the difference between them?” On being told by President Obama that he’d had breakfast with the leaders of the UK, China and Russia.
Check out the complete list here if you need a good laugh!