The Duke of Edinburgh personifies all the worst aspects of aristocratic entitlement and arrogance.
The Duke of Edinburgh was as incorrigible as ever on Thursday when he met a group of female community workers and asked them: “Who do you sponge off?” Moments later he asked a professional fundraiser: “Do you have any friends left?”
Everyone is too polite to slap him down and put him in his place.
It is interesting to speculate where this penniless European princeling would be today without his very fortunate marriage to the richest woman in the world.
Certainly not holding all these titles: His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Member of the Order of Merit, Grand Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Knight of the Order of Australia, Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand, Extra Companion of the Queen’s Service Order, Royal Chief of the Order of Logohu, Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Canadian Forces Decoration, Lord of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Privy Councillor of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.
He has lived a life of unbelievable privilege and affluence surrounded by servants and sycophants and he has the temerity to ask hard-working social workers who they are sponging off.