He could be disarmingly funny, but the Duke of Edinburgh’s erratic quips often caused genuine offence
Prince Philip’s off-the-cuff remarks have become part of the knotty fabric of national life, provoking amused indulgence from some and genuine hurt among others. His gaffes were legendary. Some critics believe they were not gaffes at all but rather unforgivable slurs. His supporters preferred to brush them off, saying his comments were well intended, if imperfectly delivered.
One thing everyone can agree on: he was a serial offender.
Source: The Guardian
The chequered legacy of Prince Philip’s notorious ‘gaffes’