John Humphrys reveals he had a foul-mouthed row with Prince Phillip in front of The Queen

BEEB veteran John Humphrys made the Queen laugh when he had a foul-mouthed row with Prince Philip.

The former news presenter revealed that the spat took place when he was covering the couple’s visit to Mexico in 1975.


John Humphreys has spilled the beans on a row he had with Prince Philip[/caption]

John, 76, said Philip mistakenly accused him of being in the wrong vehicle, raging: “You stole my f***ing car.”

John joked that he told the Duke of Edinburgh, now 98, to “p*** off”.

The Mastermind presenter said: “We did have a falling out. There was a dirt road in Mexico when he leapt out of a police car.

The Queen was in the front car. He got out and said, ‘You stole my f***ing car.’ I said, ‘P*** off.’


The Duke of Edinburgh is said to have mistakenly believed Humphreys had ‘stolen’ his car[/caption]

“No, I didn’t! I said, ‘Oh, really sorry, Sir.’

“The Queen got out of her car and was laughing.”

John, who left Radio 4’s Today last month, was speaking to BBC colleague Justin Webb at an event organised by Intelligence Squared.

The retired newshound, famous for his tough grillings, also admitted he twice begged the Queen, 93, to do an interview — but said she replied: “Nope.”

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The Queen, who was also present, is said to have found the whole incident amusing[/caption]

She also told him that if she was ever to do such a chat, it would “certainly not be with you”.

John said: “I have wanted to sit there and say, ‘With me this morning is Her Majesty The Queen.’

“She has probably met more powerful people than anyone else. And there’s the gossip, you know what I mean?”

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The Queen during her state visit to Mexico in the February-March of 1975[/caption]



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