Friday, Jun. 10, 2011

Prince Philip on How to Offend Australia's Aborigines

As part of the Aboriginal rights movement, Australia's Aborigines seek freedom from oppression and poverty and hope to cast off the stereotype that they're warring tribesman. Prince Philip clearly missed the memo. During a visit to the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland, Australia, in 2002, he asked successful Aboriginal businessman William Brin, "Do you still throw spears at each other?" Once again Buckingham Palace was left to clean up the mess. "They were lighthearted comments," a spokesman said. "There was no offense intended."