People: May 10, 1968

Visitors are always told to keep back from the cages, but Britain's Prince Philip was too curious to be cautious. He pressed up close to the bar for a good look at the orangutans during his visit to the London Zoo. At that precise moment, one of the apes—Napoleon by name—relieved himself in the direction of His Royal Highness. Later, at a luncheon for the Royal Zoological Society, Philip apologized for "any faint whiff of animal which might be emanating from my end of the room. We have just been visiting some orangutans," said...