“GAFFE” “STUNS” – Nothing like starting the year with hyperventilating:
The gaffe-prone Duke of Edinburgh has stoked a new controversy by pointing at a man with a beard and asking “Is that a terrorist?”
The 96 year-old royal, who retired from public duties in 2017, is said to have made the comment while talking to Princess Anne as members of the family progressed to a New Year’s Eve service at St Mary Magdalene church, near the Queen’s Sandringham home.
“New controversy” – among whom?
According to one onlooker, Prince Philip spotted a tall man with a long ginger beard in the crowd, pointed at him and made the questionable remark.
“Philip was wishing lots of people a Happy New Year and then he spotted this guy with his distinctive beard,” the onlooker said.
“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. I think Philip knew he was going to be overheard. I’m sure Philip didn’t mean any harm.”
So the “terrorist” laughed at the Prince’s joke, and everyone concerned had a good time. By the way, there is nothing in the article to suggest that “the crowd” was “stunned”.
This is precisely while I’m finding it increasingly unbearable to read “the media” with all their bullshit, agendas, hyperbolai, and progressive tabloidization.