Came across an interesting article on Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Here's the chief highlight from that story:
Referring to an old-fashioned fuse box in a factory near Edinburgh, Prince Philip exclaimed: "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian"
Well, I'm Indian (red/ brown/ whatever) and I take offense to that comment, Your Royal 'Henpecked' Highness!
Earlier today, I stepped into my Time Machine and transported myself right back to the 1930's to hunt down Prince Philip's parents, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his Princess.
I presented them a copy of 'Duke of Hazard: The Wit and Wisdom of Prince Philip', a bottle of Arrack and a 'gift'.
After reading through the book, they were moved to tears and embarrassed of their their son's intelligence.
The bottle of Arrack came in handy. The Royal couple drowned their sorrows with it. In a state of drunken bliss, they even offered to adopt me; an offer that I politely refused in exchange for a quotable quote.
So, here you go:
(No prizes for guessing what the 'gift' was! :P)
Wait, there's more!
I also shared the following nugget with them:
"In Tanna (Vanuatu) is the Prince Philip Movement, which reveres the United Kingdom's Prince Philip. Villagers of the Yaohnanen tribe believed in an ancient story about the pale-skinned son of a mountain spirit venturing across the seas to look for a powerful woman to marry. Prince Philip, having visited the island with his new wife Queen Elizabeth, fitted the description exactly and is therefore revered and even held as a god around the isle of Tanna"
Needless to say, the Royal Couple were ROTFL!