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Prince Philip’s gaffes leave a difficult legacy for the royal family to negotiate – ABC News

Whether he genuinely thought he was funny or simply lacked tact, the Duke of Edinburgh was well known for the sometimes offensive gaffes that now complicate his…

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He was called rude, racist, sexist and plain insensitive.
Prince Philip, who died on Friday aged 99, became well known for his long record of inappropriate or awkward gaffes.
Whether he genuinely thought he was funny or simply lacked tact, the Duke of Edinburgh managed to cause offence, embarrassment or mirth at many public occasions something of which he himself was aware.
But in some cases, the prince’s comments went further than mere gaffes. Most are deemed not acceptable today, and many were…

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