World Prince Philip had a long history of racist and problematic language stretching back nearly 40 years
Prince Philip Dead — the Love of Queen Elizabeth's Life Was 99
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband," a royal communications statement read Friday . "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. "Further announcements will be made in due course. "The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss." Prince Philip — who retired from his public duties in August 2017 — is survived by his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth, their daughter Princess Anne and their three sons: next-in-line-to-the-throne Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
- Prince Phillip, the longest-serving consort in the British monarchy, died at the age of 99.
- His legacy is muddled by decades of racist, sexist, and degrading comments.
- Phillip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 73 years.
Prince Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday and his legacy is muddied by a decades-long history of off-the-cuff problematic and casually racist comments.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and closest confidant and advisor, dies at 99
The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, was the undisputed master of the British royal household for more than seven decades. Philip was known equally as a curmudgeon and a charmer who could quickly put nervous guests at ease with an easy (and sometimes outrageous) one-liner. Courtiers, his own children and the queen herself backed down under the quick flash of his temper, and guests at Buckingham Palace were expected to stay up to speed with his lively intellect and encyclopedic command of facts or were hastily dismissed as not worth the duke’s time.
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The Duke, who married the Queen in 1947,in May 2017 at the age of 95, but for more than 40 years prior his racist, sexist, or degrading statements were brushed off as "gaffs."
In 1986, while on a visit to China, Philip described Beijing as "ghastly." He also told British students: "If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed."
That same year, while speaking at a World Wildlife Fund meeting, Phillip made an insensitive comment on Cantonese cuisine.
"If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an airplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it," he said.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s Activist Husband, Dies at 99
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband and confidant of the U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth II since 1947, has died. He was 99. The prince “passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” according to an emailed statement Friday from the Queen’s officials.Philip’s death comes at a moment of profound change for the U.K. Five years after the vote to leave the European Union, Britain is trying to heal the wounds from the Brexit process, while recovering from the pandemic that pushed the economy into its deepest recession for 300 years.
In 1988, he told a student who was trekking through Papa New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten then?"
In 1994, he asked residents of the Cayman Islands if most of them were "descended from pirates" and in 2002 he asked an aboriginal leader in Queensland: "Do you still throw spears at each other?"
Kehinde Andrews, Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University, told: "He was a throwback to old-school racism. Painting him as a benign, cuddly uncle of the nation is simply untrue."
Phillip also made many sexist remarks. "You are a woman, aren't you?" he asked a Kenyan woman in 1984 when she gave him a gift.
In 1988 he said: "I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing,"reported.
In 2009 he met a female Sea Cadet who told him she worked at a nightclub. Phillip asked her: "Is it a strip club?"
Other comments made by the Duke were generally offensive.
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Rewriting the song of their lives! Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas have come a long way since their whirlwind romance in summer of 2008. The “Exile” singer and the Jonas Brothers musician made headlines in October 2008 when their messy split was exposed. After dating for three months, Swift revealed that Jonas broke up with her in 27 seconds on the phone. The Cats actress then poured her feelings about the heartbreak into “Forever & Always,” which she released one month after the split was made public. “Oh, I stare at the phone, he still hasn’t called / And then you feel so low you can’t feel nothing at all / And you flashback to when we said forever and always,” she sings. After learning that the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation actor had quickly started dating actress Camilla Belle, Swift again penned a song to express her feelings. Many fans believe “Better Than Revenge” was directed at the actress who dated Jonas from 2008 to 2009, despite the fact that the Disney Channel alum insisted he “never cheated on a girlfriend” via his MySpace at the time. “She’s not a saint and she’s not what you think / She’s an actress, whoa / She’s better known for the things that she does / On the mattress, whoa / Soon she’s gonna find / Stealing other people’s toys on the playground / Won’t make you many friends,” Swift sings in the revenge tune.
In 2002, he said "So who's on drugs here?... HE looks as if he's on drugs," while pointing to a 14-year-old member of a Bangladeshi youth club.
He told the president of Nigeria that he looked like he was "ready for bed," because he was dressed in a traditional robe.
Phillip also told a 13-year-old who wanted to become an astronaut that he should lose some weight.
His history of offensive comments comes at a time when racial sensitivity and racism in the Royal family is being looked into after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told Oprah that members of the family were concerned over whatMarkle never specifically said who made those comments.
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"In loving memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh," the couple. "Thank you for your service...You will be greatly missed."
Remembering Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh .
As consort to Queen Elizabeth II, he was Britain's "first gentleman"; "Sunday Morning" looks back on the life of Prince Phillip, who died this week at the age of 99.But the Duke of Edinburgh's legacy is far broader than the time he spent in the service.