‘You look like you’re ready for bed!’ the Duke of Edinburgh said to Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, who was wearing national dress, at a reception in Abuja in 2003. At least now we know what the Duke’s pyjamas are like.
Meeting an aboriginal tribe in Queensland in 2003, the Duke was heard to ask, ‘Do you still throw spears at each other?’ This from a man who regularly wears a sword and a bearskin hat.
At Buckingham Palace in 2013, the Duke met Malala Yousafzai and her father. When she told him about surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban after campaigning for the right of girls to go to school, the Duke quipped, ‘[Children] go to school because their parents don’t want them in the house.’ That was her told.