Prince Philip's Top 10 Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK  |  Posted: Updated: 17/05/2012 11:59

So Phil the Greek - as Ben Elton so charmingly called him - has been at it again. This time, it was telling a woman in a zip-up dress that he'd "get arrested" if he tried to unzip it.

But if only he'd zip up his mouth sometimes, bless him. From the amusing to the hand-over-mouth awful, here are just 10 of his classic blunders:

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  • "Deaf? If you're near there, no wonder you are deaf."

    - To a group of deaf children standing next to a steel band.

  • "It looks like the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from her school art lessons."

    - At an exhibition of 'primitive' Ethiopian art.

  • "People usually say that after a fire it is water damage that is the worst. We are still drying out Windsor Castle."

    - To survivors of the Lockerbie bombing.

  • "You look like you're ready for bed!"

    - To President of Nigeria, who was wearing national dress.

  • "During the Blitz, a lot of shops had their windows blown in and put up notices saying, 'More open than usual'. I now declare this place more open than usual."

    - At Hertfordshire University.

  • "Well, you'll never fly in it, you're too fat to be an astronaut."

    - To a 13-year-old child, while visiting the space shuttle.

  • "You are a woman, aren't you?"

    - To a woman in Kenya.

  • "You can't have been here long, you haven't got a pot belly."

    - To a tourist in Budapest.

  • "Are you all one family?"

    - To <em>Britain's Got Talent </em>winners Diversity.

  • "I thought it was against the law for a woman to solicit."

    - To a woman solicitor.