Say what?

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - WILDLIFE -

‘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.

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