Medals for Marriage


Prince Philip, Sporting  a Few of the Medals He Has Earned
Prince Philip, Sporting a Few of the Medals He Has Earned

United Kingdom’s Prince Philip has a reputation for lacking tact in many of his public comments. Occasionally these comments can be turned on him immediately. An example of this is the time he was admiring the ample number of World War II medals on the chest of a Brazilian admiral. The prince remarked that he didn’t think Brazil was in the war long enough for him to earn the medals. The admiral responded, “At least I didn’t get them for marrying my wife.”

It should be noted that this story has been told and retold many times, but I have been unable to confirm its authenticity. It is quite possible that it is nothing more than a legend, but it is so good that it bears retelling.

 

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