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Prince William reveals moment young boy swore at Prince Philip… but says his reaction was hilarious

PRINCE William has revealed the moment a young boy swore at Prince Philip - but says his reaction was hilarious.

The royal told how the teenager had been completing a hike for his Duke of Edinburgh Award when he made the rude remark to the scheme's founder.

The Duke of Cambridge and Philip came across two young walkers on the Queen's Balmoral estate as they took part in a expedition to achieve their award.

William said: "[Philip] stopped and wound down his window and said, 'Good morning. How are you getting on?'

"To which the smallest young chap at the back turned round and effectively said, 'Jog on Grandpa!'"

Wills admits the boy's reply was actually much more blunt - which Philip found hilarious, The Daily Mail reports.

After the boy's response, Philip wound the car window up before turning to his grandson and saying: "The youth of today!"

The exchange was revealed in a BBC programme honouring the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 on April 9, 2021.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, is set to appear on BBC One on September 22 and features other senior royals.

The duke's children - Charles, Edward, Anne and Andrew - share their personal recollections of their dad, as well as William and Harry of their grandfather.

In the new documentary, Charles reveals his final conversation with his father on the day before he died.

The Prince of Wales said they spoke about plans to celebrate his 100th birthday.

He called the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor on April 8 and asked about a party to celebrate his centenary in June.

Charles said: "We're talking about your birthday. "

But with Philip's hearing failing he had to speak up and repeated a bit more loudly: "We're talking about your birthday, and whether there's going to be reception!"

Philip replied: "Well, I've got to be alive for it, haven't I?"


In what may have been their last ever conversation, Charles said: "I knew you'd say that!"

Prince Harry appears in the documentary from California to describe his grandfather was "unapologetically him" and praise his support for the Queen.

Harry said: "From my grandmother's perspective, to have someone like that on your shoulder for 73 years of marriage – it doesn't get better than that."

Princess Eugenie says she brought her son, Philip's great-grandson, August Philip, to see him before he died.

She said: "I brought little August to come and meet him. I told him that we'd named him after him.

"It was such a lovely moment. We were very lucky to do that."

Princess Anne says her dad always read his children a story before bedtime.


Speaking about Philip getting older, his granddaughter, Zara Tindall, said: "He was getting older and he absolutely hated it.

"He was the worst patient in the world! But, actually, you never really prepare yourself for losing him because he was always there."

The Duchess of Cornwall says: "It felt like the end of an era.

"They're a very difficult generation to live up to but I'm very proud and very pleased that I knew him."

Charles adds: "We were lucky to have him for nearly 100 years."

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