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Relive 65 classic gaffes as Duke of Edinburgh celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

3 To Simon Kelner, republican editor of The Independent, at Windsor Castle reception: "What are you doing here?" "I was invited, sir." Philip: "Well, you didn’t have to come."

4 To female sea cadet last year: "Do you work in a strip club?"

5 To expats in Abu Dhabi last year: "Are you running away from something?"

6 After accepting a conservation award in Thailand in 1991: "Your country is one of the most notorious centres of trading in endangered species."

7 At a project to protect turtle doves in Anguilla in 1965, he said: "Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don’t you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird?’"

8 To multi ethnic Britain’s Got Talent 2009 winners Diversity: "Are you all one family?"

9 To President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, 2003: "You look like you’re ready for bed!"

10 His description of Beijing, during a visit there in 1986: "Ghastly."

11 At Hertfordshire University, 2003: "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."

12 To deaf children by steel band, 2000: "Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf."

13 To a tourist in Budapest in 1993: "You can’t have been here long, you haven’t got a pot belly."

14 To a British trekker in Papua New Guinea, 1998: "You managed not to get eaten then?"

15 His verdict on Stoke on Trent, during a visit in 1997: "Ghastly."

16 To Atul Patel at reception for influential Indians, 2009: "There’s a lot of your family in tonight."

17 Peering at a fuse box in a Scottish factory, he said: "It looks as though it was put in by an Indian." He later backtracked: "I meant to say cowboys."

18 To Lockerbie residents after plane bombing, 1993: "People say after a fire it’s water damage that’s the worst. We’re still drying out Windsor Castle."

19 In Canada in 1976: "We don’t come here for our health."

20 "I never see any home cooking all I get is fancy stuff." 1987

21 On the Duke of York’s house, 1986: "It looks like a tart’s bedroom."

22 Using Hitler’s title to address German chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1997, he called him: "Reichskanzler."

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