VIDEO: Prince Philip demands photographer hurry up and "take the f**king picture"

Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh is courting controversy for apparently using some fruity language as he seemed to lose patience with a dithering photographer.

VIDEO: Prince Philip demands photographer hurry up and "take the f**king picture"

Philip apparently swore at the snapper, using the F-word during a photocall with Battle of Britain veterans.

The incident happened on the day the Queen of England and other members of the British royal family joined some of the UK's the former military fliers to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Philip, who is known for speaking his mind and his public gaffes, appears to tell an RAF photographer in footage filmed during a pre-lunch reception "Just take the f***ing picture," after the royals and former pilots had gathered in a large first floor room.

The duke was sitting in the front row of the group with others including his son Edward standing behind him.

He seemed to lose his patience after the RAF photographer tried to make final adjustments to some of the sitters after everyone had settled into place.

As Philip swore at the man he pointed at him to return to his place where another photographer was waiting.

The RAF photographer seemed unmoved by the comment and can be heard saying "eyes on me" seconds later. Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the incident.

More in this section

Your digital cookbook

Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.


The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up