Prince Philip's red dress gaffe stuns well-wishers

May 17, 2012, 06:07 IST | Agencies

Prince Philip left royal well-wishers aghast during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour in London with a crude comment about a woman's dress.

The Duke of Edinburgh used his characteristic humour with members of the public in Bromley, south London on Tuesday. 

Not so funny: Prince Philip told a police officer that he would be arrested if he unzipped the red dress that Hannah Jackson was wearing

When the prince met Hannah Jackson, who was wearing an eye-catching pillar-box red dress with a zip running down the front, he told her, “I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress.”

His comment stunned those who gathered to welcome the couple to the Queen’s Gardens. Jackson said: “I’m not sure really what to say. We were talking about the event generally, it was quite a busy day and I was in the formal line up.” Prince Philip regularly claims the headlines on Royal occasions with choice words. 

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