Reminds me of the utterings of another buffoon, John Berndt.
Prince Philip asks Polish scientist: 'Did you come here to pick raspberries?'
Written byCHRIS HAVERGAL
On his visit to the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Prince Philip is reported to have asked a Polish research student: “Did you come here to pick raspberries?”
It appears to be the latest in a long line of bloopers from the Queen’s consort.
In 2002, the 91-year-old asked a group of Australian aborigines: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”
While talking to a Scottish driving instructor, he remarked: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”
He also reportedly reduced a 13-year-old boy to tears when he told him he would have to lose weight to fulfil his ambition of becoming an astronaut.
And he famously told a group of British students during a 1986 state visit to China that they would become “slitty-eyed” if they stayed in the country any longer.