The Comedian of Edinburgh
John Ray lists some politically incorrect quotes by the Duke of Edinburgh. Here are a few examples:
Speaking to a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?"
During the 1981 recession: "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed."
Sharing a joke with a blind, wheelchair-bound girl with a guide-dog: "Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?"
Talking to young deaf people in Cardiff about the school's steel band: "Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf."
During a 1984 visit to Kenya, he's presented with a small gift from a native woman: "You are a woman, aren't you?"
Speaking to a student who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten then?"
At a 1986 World Wildlife Fund meeting: "If it has got 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 is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."