Prince Philip may not be seen out and about as often these days following his official retirement, but his hilarious comebacks and often brutal jokes are still leaving people in fits of laughter.
Now, Hollywood stars have recalled the moment the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, allegedly snubbed the great Sir Michael Caine, in one of his most hilarious gaffes yet.
Appearing on The Jonathon Ross Show, actors Paul Whitehouse and Ray Winstone claimed they met the prince while filming their new movie King of Thieves in Windsor, The Mirror reports.
Paul explained that Philip pulled up in his car alongside them before winding down the window and asking: “What are you doing?”
Paul apparently replied: “We’re making a film Sir.” The actor said he began to speak about the movie to the prince, before asking him: “Yeah, with Sir Tom Courtenay and Sir Michael Caine, would you like to meet them?”
Obviously not bothered by the movie or excited about meeting the famous Hollywood figures, Philip is said to have simply replied: “No.”
There have been a stream of memorable times the prince has comes out with some witty replies, with the most recent being his response to actor Matt Smith, who played Philip in the first two series of hit television show The Crown.
The show tells the love story of the Queen and Prince Philip right from the very start and while it’s rumoured Her Majesty herself has watched the the series in the past, her husband reportedly isn’t a fan of its controversial interpretation of his life.
According to the Mirror, Smith recalled the moment one of his friends previously enjoyed dinner with Philip and apparently got a very blunt response when he asked him if he watches The Crown.
Another time, the prince was accused of shocking crowds at Sandringham with another controversial ‘gaffe’.
Philip was apparently enjoying a walk with the Queen to the morning service at St Mary Magdalene church when, according to the Mail Online, he was heard making a comment to Royal bodyguards.
“He pointed at him in a funny way and turned to one of his Royal bodyguards, saying: ‘Is that a terrorist?’.
“He was obviously having a little joke, but he said it within earshot of the man who burst out laughing and appeared to find the whole thing hilarious.”