Prince Philip: the day the duke was insulted by a teenager in front of Prince William

On September 22, BBC One will air Prince Philip: the royal family remembers, a documentary about the Duke of Edinburgh in which several members of the royal family share their memories with the dean who died last April. Initially, the film was to celebrate the 100 years of Prince Philip, who finally died two months before. Anne, Andrew, Edward, Charles, William, Harry, Zara or even Kate, have therefore given themselves face to the camera on the affection they have for the prince, evoking in turn anecdotes or snippets of conversation with Philip. Prince William, in particular, returned to a rather unusual moment with his grandfather, whom he has fond memories of. The story took place several years ago, during the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Prize, – an incentive program in which several adolescents and young adults perform tasks based on volunteering, physical activity, l skill and expedition. While young men were on a tour of the Balmoral Lands as part of the program, Prince Philip and Prince William passed them in their car. “(Philip) stopped, rolled down the window and said, ‘Hello, how are you?'” Prince William recalled. To which the smallest of the group replied: “Make your way, grandpa!” The response was even more brutal than that, Prince William admits, but that didn’t stop Prince Philip from finding the exchange particularly funny.

Prince Philip, amused by the situation

After rolling his window up, the Duke of Edinburgh turned to his grandson before launching, visibly amused: “The youth of today!” The story does not say if the teenager knew who he was talking to, but one thing is certain, it is not every day that we talk to the royal family like this!

Prince Philip and Prince William © AGENCE

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