Should the consort to Queen Elizabeth II think twice before making remarks in public? Some were quick to chastise the nonagenarian, while others preferred to let the old Duke’s gaffe slide.
While walking to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, adjacent to the royal family home in north Norfolk, 96-year-old Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, reportedly pointed at a bearded man and asked if he was a terrorist.
The Sun and the Daily Mail cited a witness, who claimed to have overheard the incident, as saying that “Philip was wishing lots of people a Happy New Year and then he spotted this guy with his distinctive beard.”
“He pointed at him in a funny way and turned to one of his Royal bodyguards, saying: ‘Is that a terrorist?’”, the witness said.