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Prince Philip asks man on mobility scooter: 'Knocked anyone over today?'

Published 30/03/2012 | 10:02

Duke of Edinburgh let his mischievous humour get the better of himself
Duke of Edinburgh let his mischievous humour get the better of himself

WHEN the gaff prone husband of the Queen met two mobility scooter users yesterday he showed that despite his recent health problems his wits are still keen.

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When Prince Philip He strode up to David Miller (60) and gesturing to the mobility scooter he was sitting on, asked him "how many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?"

The royal couple received a rapturous welcome as they visited three boroughs in London -as part of their UK tour to mark the Queen's historic 60-year reign.

The mayor of Waltham Forest, Geoff Walker, was treated to a variation of the joke - "have you run over anybody?" - when he met Prince Philip while seated on his small vehicle before a celebration lunch.

Prince Philip is known for his blunt speaking and is famed for making light of events and even people.

A Waltham Forest council spokesman confirmed the comments and said they had been taken in "good humour" by Mr Walker who has a condition which affects his lower body.

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