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The real story behind Prince Philip’s infamous ‘slitty-eyed’ remark during 1986 China visit

Prince Philip’s remark to British students in China about them turning “slitty-eyed” always tops his list of gaffes, though the story behind it is far less well-known.The comment that kept coming back to haunt the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 on Friday, characterised his off-colour quips and rankled with him ever afterwards.It came on October 16, 1986 on the first and only British state visit to China, when the duke, the chancellor of Edinburgh University since 1953, met students from…


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