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Prince Philip's savage jibe to David Beckham and wife Victoria during Jubilee celebrations
Prince Philip was known for his controversial sense of humour and quick wit during his life and Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebrations in 2012 were no exception.The royal couple did not sit on the thrones placed for them during the River Pageant, with Prince Phillip making a jibe at David Beckham for the reason why not.The year 2012 marked the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen as she celebrated 60 years on the throne.The only diamond jubilee celebration for any of Elizabeth's predecessors was in 1897, for the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Victoria.To mark the special occasion, the monarch and Philip took part in a River Pageant, but they did not sit on the thrones placed out for them.When Phillip was asked why he did not sit down, he simply replied: "We'd have looked like Mr and Mrs Beckham, wouldn't we?"In context, Philip's comment was a reference to David and Victoria Beckham's wedding in 1999, during which they sat on huge red velvet thrones.When the late Duke passed away last year, David and Victoria were among the many who took to social media to pay their tributes.David wrote in view of his 73.6 million Instagram followers: "My thoughts and sympathies go to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family as we join them to mourn the loss of Prince Philip."A public figure to the world but first a loving husband, father and grandfather."Today is a day to remember his life and incredible service to Britain and around the world. Rest In Peace Your Highness."Meanwhile, Victoria penned on her own profile: "Saddened to hear about the passing of Prince Philip today.
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Prince Philip once took hilarious swipe at David and Victoria Beckham's wedding
Prince Philip to make a savage joke from time to time.The late Duke of Edinburgh was known for his quick wit and on occasions controversial sense of humour, which landed him in hot water more than once.He even once had a pop at David and Victoria Beckham's wedding thrones during the Queen's last Jubilee in 2012.During the celebrations 10 years ago, The Queen and her husband took part in a River Pageant.Although there were thrones set out for the Royals, they didn't sit in them.Noticing they weren't sitting on the thrones, someone then asked Philip the reason why.To which he quipped back: "We'd have looked like Mr and Mrs Beckham, wouldn't we?"The Duke was making a reference to David and Victoria's wedding in 1999 where they sat on huge red velvet thrones.When Prince Philip passed away in 2021, the retired football star and his 90s girl band wife paid tribute to him along with thousands on social media.David took to his Instagram page to write a heartfelt message about his passing.He wrote: "My thoughts and sympathies go to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family as we join them to mourn the loss of Prince Philip.“A public figure to the world but first a loving husband, father and grandfather. Today is a day to remember his life and incredible service to Britain and around the world.
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