A Buckingham Palace insider has revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh hid Her Majesty the Queen’s extensive collection of silverware in a locked closet during Obama’s visit to the Palace.
Speaking to ITN yesterday, the source claimed that “Philip was most perturbed by the fact that the Obamas would be dining at the Palace. He spent a week ranting at his footmen about how "light-fingered" the President was. He was also deeply concerned that a “man of his provenance" would be in such close proximity to his wife, worrying that “once she’s had black, she’ll never come back”.”
A relative of several high-ranking members of the Nazi Party, the Duke of Edinburgh’s early life was filled with casual racism. It has been reported that the young Prince didn’t see a black person until he was 45, and even then he thought it was some kind of tree-dwelling animal.
The Queen’s husband has made no secret of his disdain for the American President, openly stating at the 2011 MOBO Awards that “You can take the boy out of the Projects, but you can’t take the Projects out of the boy”. He added, “I’m surprised his wife doesn’t have a bone through her nose.”
Philip’s speech at the dinner held in Obama’s honour at Buckingham Palace reportedly “went down like a lead balloon”. A guest at the dinner revealed that “The real low point was when Prince Philip told his favourite joke- never put your hand into a bag of jelly babies, because the black one will pinch your watch.”
Buckingham Palace refused to comment on the matter.