en-fr  Prince Philip's gaffes from decades on royal duty
Les gaffes du prince Philip depuis des décennies sur le devoir royal.

BBC News, 4 mai 2017

Les engagements publics du duc d'Édimbourg produisent souvent d'inoubliables bons mots qui peuvent amener certaines personnes à rire et d'autres à grincer des dents.

Le prince Philip est réputé pour dire qu'il pense - souvent expliqué comme sa tentative d'alléger l'humeur - et cette nature franche a parfois conduit à la controverse avec quelques-uns de ces remarques qui se balançaient à la pointe de l'offensive.

Voici quelques-uns de ses propos les plus célèbres.

1966 : "les femmes britanniques ne savent pas cuisiner".

1969 : « Avec quoi gargouillis-tu, des cailloux ? » À M. Tom Jones après un spectacle Royal.

1981: «Tout le monde disait que nous devions avoir plus de loisir. Maintenant, ils se plaignent qu'ils sont au chômage." Pendant la récession de 1981.

1984 : "Vous êtes une femme, n'est-ce pas ?" Au Kenya après avoir accepté un petit cadeau auprès d'une femme locale.

1986 : "Si vous restez ici encore longtemps, vous aurez tous les yeux bridés". À un groupe d'étudiants britanniques lors d'une visite royale en Chine.

1988 : "On dirait la chambre d'une cocotte". En voyant des plans pour la maison du duc et de la duchesse d'York à Sunninghill Park.

1992 : "Oh non, je peux attraper une maladie horrible." En Australie, quand on lui demande de caresser un koala.

1993 : "Vous ne devez pas être ici depuis si longtemps, vous n'avez pas un gros ventre". A un Britannique, qu'il rencontra en Hongrie.

1994 : "La plupart d'entre vous ne sont-ils pas descendant de pirates ?" À un riche insulaire dans les îles Caïman.

1995 : "Comment garder les autochtones hors de l'alcool assez longtemps pour réussir le test." À un instructeur d'auto-école écossais.

1996 : "Si un joueur de cricket, par exemple, décide soudainement d'aller dans une école et de battre beaucoup de gens à mort avec une batte de cricket, ce qu'il pourrait faire très facilement, après tout, allez-vous interdire les battes de cricket ?" En réponse aux appels pour interdire les armes à feu après la fusillade de Dunblane.

1997 : "Un sacré imbécile !" Se référant à un gardien de parking de l'Université de Cambridge qui ne l'avait pas reconnu.
1999 : "Sourd ? Si vous êtes près de cet endroit, pas étonnant que vous soyez sourd." Parlant à un groupe de jeunes sourds à Cardiff qui se tenaient près d'un groupe sidérurgique.

1999: "On dirait que ça a été réalisé par un indien. Au sujet d'un vieux tableau électrique dans une usine près d’Édimbourg.

2001 : "Vous êtes bien trop gros pour devenir astronaute." À Andrew Adams, âgé de 13 ans, qui disait au prince Philip son désir d'aller dans l'espace.

2002 : "Toujours à projeter des lances ?" Question posée à un aborigène australien lors d'une visite.

2002 : "Vous ressemblez à un kamikaze." À une jeune policière vêtue d'un gilet pare-balles sur Stornoway, île de Lewis.

2009 : "Il y a beaucoup de votre famille ce soir". Après avoir regardé le badge de l'homme d'affaires Atul Patel lors d'une réception du palais pour les indiens britanniques.

2009 : "Eh bien, vous n'avez pas beaucoup dessiné (taillé) votre barbe, n'est-ce pas ?" To designer Stephen Judge about his tiny goatee beard.

2010: "Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?" To Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie Pointing while pointing to some tartan in Edinburgh.

2010 : "Travaillez-vous dans un club de strip-teaseuse ?" To 24-year-old Barnstaple Sea Cadet Elizabeth Rendle when she told him she also worked in a nightclub.

2012: "I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress." To 25-year-old council worker Hannah Jackson, who was wearing a dress with a zip running the length of its front, on a Jubilee visit to Bromley, Kent.

2013: "The Philippines must be half empty as you're all here running the NHS." En rencontrant une infirmière philippine à l'hôpital de Luton et Dunstable.

2013 : "[Les enfants] vont à l'école parce que leurs parents ne les veulent pas dans la maison". À Malala Yousafzai, qui a survécue à une tentative d'assassinat des talibans et qui milite maintenant pour le droit des filles d'aller à l'école sans crainte.

2017 : "Vous avez l'air affamé". À un retraité lors d'une visite à l'hospice Charterhouse pour les hommes âgés.
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Prince Philip's gaffes from decades on royal duty.
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BBC News, May 4, 2017.
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Here are some of his most famous quips.
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1966: "British women can't cook".
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1969: "What do you gargle with, pebbles?"
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To Sir Tom Jones after a Royal Variety Performance.
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1981: "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure.
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Now they are complaining they are unemployed."
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During the 1981 recession.
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1984: "You are a woman, aren't you?"
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In Kenya after accepting a small gift from a local woman.
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1986: "If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed."
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To a group of British students during a royal visit to China.
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1988: "It looks like a tart's bedroom."
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On seeing plans for the Duke and Duchess of York's house at Sunninghill Park.
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1992: "Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease."
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In Australia when asked to stroke a koala.
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1993: "You can't have been here that long, you haven't got a pot belly".
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To a Briton he met in Hungary.
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1994: "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?"
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To a wealthy islander in the Cayman Islands.
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1995: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test."
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To a Scottish driving instructor.
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In response to calls to ban firearms after the Dunblane shooting.
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1997: "Bloody silly fool!"
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Referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who did not recognise him.
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1999: "Deaf?
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If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf."
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Speaking to a group of young deaf people in Cardiff who were standing near a steel band.
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1999: "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian."
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Referring to an old-fashioned fuse box in a factory near Edinburgh.
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2001: "You're too fat to be an astronaut."
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To 13-year-old Andrew Adams who told Prince Philip he wanted to go into space.
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2002: "Still throwing spears?"
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Question put to an Australian Aborigine during a visit.
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2002: "You look like a suicide bomber."
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To a young policewoman wearing a bullet-proof vest on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
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2009: "There's a lot of your family in tonight."
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2009: "Well, you didn't design your beard too well, did you?"
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To designer Stephen Judge about his tiny goatee beard.
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2010: "Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?"
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2010: "Do you work in a strip club?"
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2012: "I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress."
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On meeting a Filipino nurse at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
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2013: "[Children] go to school because their parents don't want them in the house."
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2017: "You look starved."
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To a pensioner on a visit to the Charterhouse almshouse for elderly men.
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Prince Philip's gaffes from decades on royal duty.

BBC News, May 4, 2017.

The Duke of Edinburgh's public engagements often produce memorable one-liners that can make some people chuckle and others cringe.

Prince Philip is renowned for speaking his mind - often explained as his attempt to lighten the mood - and that outspoken nature has at times led to controversy with some of those remarks teetering on the edge of being offensive.

Here are some of his most famous quips.

1966: "British women can't cook".

1969: "What do you gargle with, pebbles?" To Sir Tom Jones after a Royal Variety Performance.

1981: "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed." During the 1981 recession.

1984: "You are a woman, aren't you?" In Kenya after accepting a small gift from a local woman.

1986: "If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed." To a group of British students during a royal visit to China.

1988: "It looks like a tart's bedroom." On seeing plans for the Duke and Duchess of York's house at Sunninghill Park.

1992: "Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease." In Australia when asked to stroke a koala.

1993: "You can't have been here that long, you haven't got a pot belly". To a Briton he met in Hungary.

1994: "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?" To a wealthy islander in the Cayman Islands.

1995: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test." To a Scottish driving instructor.

1996: "If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?" In response to calls to ban firearms after the Dunblane shooting.

1997: "Bloody silly fool!" Referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who did not recognise him.
1999: "Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf." Speaking to a group of young deaf people in Cardiff who were standing near a steel band.

1999: "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian." Referring to an old-fashioned fuse box in a factory near Edinburgh.

2001: "You're too fat to be an astronaut." To 13-year-old Andrew Adams who told Prince Philip he wanted to go into space.

2002: "Still throwing spears?" Question put to an Australian Aborigine during a visit.

2002: "You look like a suicide bomber." To a young policewoman wearing a bullet-proof vest on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

2009: "There's a lot of your family in tonight." After looking at the name badge of businessman Atul Patel at a Palace reception for British Indians.

2009: "Well, you didn't design your beard too well, did you?" To designer Stephen Judge about his tiny goatee beard.

2010: "Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?" To Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie Pointing while pointing to some tartan in Edinburgh.

2010: "Do you work in a strip club?" To 24-year-old Barnstaple Sea Cadet Elizabeth Rendle when she told him she also worked in a nightclub.

2012: "I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress." To 25-year-old council worker Hannah Jackson, who was wearing a dress with a zip running the length of its front, on a Jubilee visit to Bromley, Kent.

2013: "The Philippines must be half empty as you're all here running the NHS." On meeting a Filipino nurse at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

2013: "[Children] go to school because their parents don't want them in the house." To Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban and now campaigns for the right of girls to go to school without fear.

2017: "You look starved." To a pensioner on a visit to the Charterhouse almshouse for elderly men.