Why we should love Prince Phillip’s gaffes

Prince Phillip has once again put his royal foot in it on a visit to a public hospital. He commented to a  Philipino nurse that her country “must be half empty, you’re all here running the NHS”. 

Media outlets continue to focus on the inappropriateness of his comments. How about focusing on his creating witty (and inappropriate) remarks at 91 years of age??? Along with Betty White here are a couple of 91 year olds still working, making off the cuff witticisms at an age when most people have severe dementia, no memory and struggle to find their marbles. Let’s instead think in wonder at these nonagenarian sharp spontaneous humor.

Whatever they’re putting in their blended high fibre breakfasts, I want some.

Prince Phillip 

Age: 91

TV Shows: 0

Charity Balls: 5,613

Conversations with strangers: 14,987,305

Top Remarks:

At a project to protect turtle doves in Anguill:

“Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don’t you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird?’”

In regards to deaf children standing by a steel band:

“Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf.”

He even asked Cate Blanchett to fix his DVD player because she worked “in the film industry”

“There’s a cord sticking out of the back. Might you tell me where it goes?”

Betty White betty-white-1

Age: 91

Emmys: 7

Conversations with strangers: 39, 370

TV Shows: Countless

Top Remarks:

On exercise

“I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs all the time. That’s my exercise.”

On love

“I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left!”

On courage

“Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. 

Those things can take a pounding.”