Prince Philip Birthday
June 10, 2011 by Post Team
Prince Philip Birthday, Prince Philip, husband of British Queen Elizabeth II, turned 90 on Friday in apparent good health and good humor, but also announced plans to cut its official birthday milestone duties. The was a normal day of work for the Duke of Edinburgh, who hosted a luncheon for a charity that helps deaf. Philip, who has defended numerous charities in recent years, will continue its public and private commitments, but says he’s ready to lower your workload. “I think I’ve done my part. I now have a little fun. With less responsibility, less haste, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say,” he told the BBC in an interview to mark the milestone birthday. “In addition to his memory is going, I can not remember the names. Yes, I’m kind of winding down.” “Better get out before it reaches the expiration date,” he joked.
On Friday, the queen, who turned 85 in April, she made her husband Lord High Admiral of the Navy, giving a centuries-old title he had held since 1964. Philip had been a prominent naval officer until he left his career to stand beside his wife when she became queen.
Other honors include a salute of 62 guns and the minting of a coin Royal Mint with his image on one side and the queen on the other. Official website of the British monarch also has a page where people can write good birthday messages.
Outside Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards played “Happy Birthday” welcome tourists who had gathered for the Changing of the Guard.
Felipe, the son of the late Prince Andrew of Greece and a great great grandson of Queen Victoria of England, he married the Queen in 1947. He has tried to stay in the background while attention focuses on the queen, but his ability to say something wrong has become famous, and sometimes has drawn unwanted attention on his travels. Some of his famous gaffes have been seen as racially offensive – as in 1986, when he warned that a British student in China he would get “slitty eyes” if he stayed longer – while others are refreshingly frank.
In a special 90th anniversary compilation, independent newspaper published Friday 90 gaffes known to Philip, one of them in 1969, when he asked the singer Tom Jones if gargling with pebbles.
“It’s very difficult at all to see how it is possible to become immensely valuable for singing what I think are the most horrible songs,” the singer said after Jones made a Royal Variety Performance.
Another memorable one-liner came in 2000 when the Queen opened a new one, and 29.5 million British Embassy in Berlin.
“It’s a huge waste of space,” Felipe said at the reception after the ceremony gala.
Felipe has made many appearances with his wife’s real – most of them gaffe-free – and the press hailed his long years of service on Friday.
An editorial in The Daily Telegraph praised him for dedicating his life to public service and help in the shade to the success of the queen. “The reign of Queen Elizabeth II has been one of the most illustrious of our island history, something that would not have been possible without the support of the Duke,” the paper said. The royal family is planning a reception for Philip Windsor Castle on Sunday after a service of thanksgiving in the chapel of St. George.
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