'It looks as though it was put in by an Indian.' The Prince's verdict on a fuse box given during a tour of a Scottish factory in August 1999. He later apologised: 'I meant to say cowboys. I just got my cowboys and Indians mixed up.'
Why would they get all warped out of shape about that remark? Perhaps he wouldn't get arrested,(not sure, but aren't Royals immune?) but anyone of us likely would.
Most of his remarks crack me up, there is a story (dunno if it is true or not) that he once wandered off in a hanger on a RCAF base, and was chatting with a Cpl who was up in the nose wheel of a Herc. Eventually the Tech told him to stop asking stupid questions and pass him the 7/16ths wrench, which he did.
"During the same walkabout he asked a pensioner who was wrapped in a foil blanket: "Are they going to put you in the oven next?"
Barbara Dubery, 89, had been given the foil wrap by council officials who were worried she would get cold as she waited in a wheelchair.
Her daughter Pam Shaw said: "It made her day.""