Before receiving his knighthood, Prince Philip told Tony Blair’s team to ‘f*** off.’
According to newly discovered claims from a book, Prince Philip once told Sir Tony Blair’s team to “f*** off” before he was knighted.
Sir Tony’s recent knighthood has been revoked due to his role in the Iraq War, according to a petition signed by over a million people.
At the same time as her New Year’s honours list, the Queen made the former UK leader a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
Some 14 years after leaving Downing Street, the longest-serving Labour Prime Minister received the highest honor Her Majesty can bestow.
Sir Tony’s honour should now be revoked by the Queen due to the “irreparable damage” he has caused to the UK, according to the one million-strong petition.
While the Queen has been embroiled in a feud with former Prime Minister Tony Blair over Sir Tony’s knighthood, Prince Philip is said to have had a feud with Blair.
According to newly discovered allegations, the Duke of Edinburgh once told Sir Tony’s team to “f*** off.”
In his 2008 book “Tony’s Ten Years: Memories of the Blair Administration,” Adam Boulton recalled the row.
In the days leading up to Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, Sir Tony’s communications team and Philip had a conference call.
Princes William and Harry were reportedly enraged after it was suggested that they walk behind their mother’s coffin to “show the royals cared.”
“The Queen relished the moment when Philip yelled, ‘F*** off,’ from Balmoral over the speakerphone,” Mr Boulton wrote.
“‘We’re talking about two boys who have recently lost their mother,” says the narrator.
Sir Tony’s team was making arrangements with royal staff when the call came in from Balmoral to Buckingham Palace.
One of them was Alastair Campbell, the former Prime Minister’s spin doctor and architect of the New Labour movement.
For the 2017 BBC documentary “Diana, 7 Days,” Mr Boulton’s wife, Anji Hunter, also recalled the incident.
Sir Tony’s government relations director was Ms Hunter.
“I remember – it gives me a tingle up my spine,” she explained.
“We were all discussing how William and Harry should be involved when Prince Philip’s voice rang out.
“We hadn’t heard from him in a long time, but he appeared to be in a lot of pain.”
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