Queen Elizabeth's 91-year-old husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, famous for his "ninety gaffes in ninety years"
could not resist the charms of Hannah Johnson, 25, and made the remark to the hearing of a police officer.
reports that when the apparently embarrassed blonde was contacted at her office at the Bromely Council, South London, she said: 'We were talking about the event generally, it was quite a busy day and I was in the formal line-up."
When she was asked for her reaction to Prince Philips's remark, she said: "I'm not sure really what to say..."
reports that an onlooker who saw the police officer struggling to contain his laughter, said: "It was one of Prince Philips's classics.He just made a passing remark to the police officer. The officer was trying to contain his laughter so I asked him what was so funny. He told me the Duke had said: 'I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress!' The cop was laughing so much. He was with members of the council meeting Prince Philip and there was this girl looking pretty in a red dress. I had to ask him exactly what he'd said because he was laughing so much."
reports that the Duke of Edinburgh was with the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee Tour. They were visiting Bromley, South London.
The royal couple were met by more than 6,000 flag-waving school children who sang songs and cheered.
reports the Duke of Edinburgh is famous with the British press for his longstanding history of magnificent gaffes. Daily Mail
reports the old Prince has a history of unashamedly politically incorrect comments, a habit which he describes as "Dontopedalogy," formally defined as "the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it."
According to The Australian
, during a visit to Nigeria, Prince Philip, noticing the long flowing native robes of the Nigerian president quipped, "You look like you are ready for bed!"
To Canadians, during a 1976 trip, he said: "We don't come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves."
He asked residents of Cayman Islands in 1994, "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?"
During a meeting with Aboriginal leader Willian Brin at the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland, 2002, he asked: "Do you still throw spears at each other?"
He said to a British student during his 1986 visit to China: "If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes."
He blurted out to a British student who had trekked to Papua New Guinea during his 1998 official visit: "You managed not to get eaten then?"
During a visit to a Scottish factory in August 1999, he commented on a fuse box given to him: "It looks as though it was put in by an Indian." He later apologized: "I meant to say cowboys. I just got my cowboys and Indians mixed up."
When President Barack Obama told him he'd had breakfast with the leaders of Britain, China and Russia, he asked: "Can you tell the difference between them?"