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1 Apr, 2009 22:33

Prince Philip, politically incorrect – again

Prince Philip of Britain made a diplomatic faux pas at a meeting between Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth.

After Obama listed the stops on his busy schedule including talks with British, Chinese and Russian political figures, Prince Philip suggested with a laugh it may be difficult for the US President to tell them apart.

The Queen asked Obama where he had had his breakfast.

“I had breakfast with the Prime Minister. I had meetings with the Chinese, the Russians, David Cameron and I’m proud to say I did not nod off in any of the meetings.”

“Can you tell the difference between…” – Prince Phillip asked.

Obama said: “It’s all a blur.”

Prince Philip is notorious for his inappropriate jokes which often offend minorities and foreigners. On a visit to Beijing some years ago, he described it as a “ghastly” town and told British students living in the city if they stayed much longer they would become slitty-eyed.