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Ooops he did it again! [Feb. 20th, 2013 at the third stroke, the time will be 09:35 pm]
A Psychopathic Poet, The Devil's Bastard Son.
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I am by no means a fan of the British royal family, however at least old man Prince Philip (The Queen's husband) can make it all somewhat interesting. Below is a news article about his latest effort and it includes a couple of his previous comments too.

The Duke of Edinburgh has joked about the number of Filipinos working in Britain's National Health Service (NHS) - telling a nurse her country must now be "half-empty", it has been reported.

Philip, who is famed for his off-the-cuff remarks, made the hospital worker from the Philippines laugh with his comment during a visit to open a cardiac centre.

BBC Online reported the Duke as saying to the unnamed woman: "The Philippines must be half-empty - you're all here running the NHS."

Philip's remark came during a visit to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital on Tuesday, where he officially launched the multimillion-pound cardiac centre.

A spokeswoman for the hospital described the royal visit as a huge boost for staff morale and said the Duke was in a jovial mood, making jokes throughout his tour.

Philip had a stent fitted to clear a blockage in a coronary artery in December 2011 and when, during the visit, he was given a gold plated stent, he quipped that he now had a spare.

The Duke is well-known for his outspoken comments and famously told British students during a 1986 state visit to China: "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed."

He also once told a group of deaf youngsters: "Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf," referring to a school's steel band.

He also Susan Edwards, who is blind, uses a wheelchair and has a guide dog: "Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?"

The hospital spokesman said of yesterday's visit: "Staff greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet the Duke of Edinburgh, and we regard all personal conversations he had with our staff and guests as private and therefore would not comment on them."
Buckingham Palace said it did not comment on private conversations.
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[User Picture]From: qofe
2013-02-21 05:16 am (UTC)
According to the juicy Kitty Kelly book about the Windsors he was called: "Phil the Greek" when he first married QEII.
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[User Picture]From: curefreak
2013-02-21 10:40 am (UTC)
[Insert posh, plum in mouth accent here] Yes, well he couldn't be considered to be "one of us" now could he?! *lol*. [Back to regular curefreak voice] Plus he does talk out of his arse after all *Grin*.
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[User Picture]From: morrigan716
2013-02-21 04:48 pm (UTC)
Prince Phillip is a douche.
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[User Picture]From: curefreak
2013-02-21 09:12 pm (UTC)
He is a douche, but he is a funny douche, like a douche with a funny mustache - Damn, I wish I was photoshop competent as I could create a picture of a douche with a mustache! *lol*
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[User Picture]From: elizaswain
2013-02-22 04:00 am (UTC)
We don't hear much about him over here. It took me a few minutes to realize that when the article referred to the Duke, they meant him too.
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[User Picture]From: curefreak
2013-02-26 10:40 pm (UTC)
That really doesn't seem fair to me. You guys were kind enough to share Jerry Springer with us, the least we could do is share the Duke with you lot!
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[User Picture]From: elizaswain
2013-02-28 03:43 pm (UTC)
Oh I am sure the Queen would LOVE that you are comparing her husband to Jerry Springer!
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[User Picture]From: curefreak
2013-03-01 10:43 am (UTC)
I think she would be even more displeased if I had her in the role of Steve ;).
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[User Picture]From: elizaswain
2013-03-06 11:18 pm (UTC)
Okay yes, I would say definitely to that. I thought you guys were supposed to adore your royals?
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[User Picture]From: curefreak
2013-03-10 07:52 pm (UTC)
We are, in much the same way as you Americans are supposed to have complete and unquestioning respect for your president - unless you are one of the handful of people who try to assassinate them that is.
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[User Picture]From: elizaswain
2013-03-14 07:03 pm (UTC)
Wait, we are? I mean, I love President Obama, but plenty of people are just plain nasty about him. Same with Bush Jr, although that got to the point where I thought it was practically consensus that we all were sick of him.
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[User Picture]From: curefreak
2013-03-21 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well I look at the crowds your presidents get at their inaugurations and believe me this would never happen in Australia - even if they were to offer free beer!
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