United Kingdom Philip of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, dies at 99
Felipe of Edinburgh died on April 9 after several weeks with health problems.
Elizabeth II's husband goes down in history two months
before his hundredth birthday
and after a lifetime dedicated to the Royal Household, an institution from which he retired in 2017 after seven decades serving the Crown and his wife.
In all that time, the prince's way of expressing himself left memorable moments for history, as Charles of England's father said, many times,
what was going through his head
, with a British humor that sometimes left the interlocutor in straits.
During a state trip to China in 1986, Felipe seemed to have prepared several jokes, which he was unable to pronounce.
The first: "If you stay here much longer
, you will all have slanted eyes."
Later, in relation to local food, he said: "If it has four legs and it is not a chair, it has wings and it is not an airplane, or nothing and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese
The jokes on these types of trips, where he spoke of local stereotypes, seemed to be his favorites.
Thus, in the Cayman Islands he asked if they were all "
descendants of pirates
In Australia, in a meeting with an Aboriginal, he asked: "Do
you still throw spears
To the president of Nigeria, dressed in his regional dress, he snapped: "It seems that you are ready to go to bed."
But social groups have also been the subject of his famous phrases.
A former war veteran with
was asked why he did not put on wheels, a cadet of the Navy, dressed in uniform, if she did striptease and during a musical exhibition of a group of deaf people said: "If you are close to this it does not surprise me that you are
But perhaps one of the most controversial comments was related to prostitutes: "I don't think a prostitute has more morals than a wife; after all, they do the same."
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