Prince Phillip cracks joke about Birmingham accents
Britain’s Prince Philip made a joke about Birmingham accents during a visit to the city.
The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied his wife Queen Elizabeth II to the city in the Midlands yesterday (19.11.15) to officially open the revamped £750 million New Street railway station and poked fun at the distinctive accent.
When a train announcer called out departure information he asked whether she’d said it in a local accent to which she replied, ‘No’.
He replied: “I suppose you’ve got to announce in an English accent so everyone can understand you.”
However, the exchange is said to have been light-hearted and Network Rail worker Shaun Jasper told the Birmingham Mail newspaper that the 94-year-old Prince was “funny”.
The Queen and her husband also visited the city’s new tram extension on Bull Street as well as the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at the BBC’s former Pebble Mill studios.
The Prince cracked another joke at the Dental Hospital, saying: “Are you all here to get your teeth done?”