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Prince Philip’s practical joke didn’t cut the mustard with Her Majesty…

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers 

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Princes Philip and William had been driving by way of rural Scotland at some point once they noticed some kids on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award journey.

Philip stopped the automotive, wound down the window, and requested how they had been getting on. ‘Jog on, grandpa,’ is the well mannered model of their reply.

According to William, the Duke turned to his fellow passengers and mentioned with a smile: ‘The youth of today.’

That was one in every of the higher tales in Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers (BBC1).

Originally deliberate to mark Philip’s one centesimal birthday, it made a becoming memorial as a substitute.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers (BBC1) was originally planned to mark Philip’s 100th birthday, but made a fitting memorial instead

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers (BBC1) was initially deliberate to mark Philip’s one centesimal birthday, however made a becoming memorial as a substitute

He’d in all probability have hated it: he famously by no means favored a fuss. But we acquired a rounded portrait of the man described by his granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor as ‘one of the most interesting people I have ever met’.

We had been reminded of his tough childhood, his naval career, the manner he carved a Royal position for himself, his environmental campaigning, his curiosity in books, flying and cookery, all illustrated with archive materials and household cine footage.

We additionally found that he was a fan of The Hairy Bikers, and that he performed a practical joke on his grandchildren which concerned slamming an open tube of mustard, held between their palms, in order that the mustard shot out of the tube and hit the ceiling. 

Her Majesty was not amused.

It was left to Princess Anne to deal with his prickly status: ‘Some people say he could be a bit sharp, but I always thought he was never cruel.’ 

Princes Philip and William were driving through rural Scotland one day when they spotted some youngsters on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award trip. Philip stopped the car, wound down the window, and asked how they were getting on, according to William

Princes Philip and William had been driving by way of rural Scotland at some point once they noticed some kids on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award journey. Philip stopped the automotive, wound down the window, and requested how they had been getting on, in keeping with William

It was left to Princess Anne to deal with Prince Philip's prickly status: ‘Some people say he could be a bit sharp, but I always thought he was never cruel'

It was left to Princess Anne to deal with Prince Philip’s prickly reputation: ‘Some people say he could be a bit sharp, but I always thought he was never cruel’

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers (BBC1) was originally planned to mark Philip’s one centesimal birthday, however made a becoming memorial as a substitute

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers (BBC1) was initially deliberate to mark Philip’s one centesimal birthday, however made a becoming memorial as a substitute

This was additionally a chance to see members of the Royal Family speaking informally. Charles was very purple in the face, and couldn’t appear to sit down nonetheless. 

He recalled enjoying soccer, with the Duke bellowing from the sidelines: ‘Stop scratching your backside — get up!’

Was Charles the maestro of the midfield, or a strong central defender? And was he enjoying for Palace at the time? The nation calls for solutions.

Camilla at all times appears to be like as if she’s about to share a saucy secret, whereas Harry was again to his jolly and mischievous self. Prince Edward, as soon as an object of ridicule, now seems very comfortable with the world.

And Prince Andrew? After his current expertise of being interviewed by the BBC, let’s simply say it was a slight shock to see him in any respect.

This was also an opportunity to see members of the Royal Family talking informally. Charles was very red in the face, and couldn’t seem to sit still

This was additionally a chance to see members of the Royal Family speaking informally. Charles was very purple in the face, and couldn’t appear to sit down nonetheless

Prince Harry impersonated the Queen in the programme, recalling Her Majesty saying 'Oh Philip!'

Prince Harry impersonated the Queen in the programme, recalling Her Majesty saying ‘Oh Philip!’

Prince Harry was back to his jolly and mischievous self as he recalled details of his grandfather Prince Philip's life

Prince Harry was again to his jolly and mischievous self as he recalled particulars of his grandfather Prince Philip’s life

Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall were among the other members of the Royal family to sit down of the programme

Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall had been amongst the different members of the Royal household to sit down down of the programme

Princess Beatrice

Prince Ludwig of Baden

 Princess Beatrice (left) and Prince Ludwig of Baden (proper) additionally sat down for interviews for Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers 

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It appears there are three forms of neutrino, an atomic particle described by an Oxford University professor as ‘as near to nothing as you can imagine’.

Now physicists are attempting to find a fourth sort, which might apparently result in the discovery of a universe we have now by no means seen earlier than.

Yet it seems that particle physics was much more dramatic. The story of Italian physicist Bruno Pontecorvo was a real-life Cold War spy drama.

He left Italy for England when the fascists got here to energy, however disappeared with out hint in 1950 and wasn’t seen once more for 5 years. 

It was ultimately revealed that he’d defected to the Soviet Union, inspired by British intelligence officer double agent Kim Philby.

At one level, Pontecorvo, an skilled on neutrinos, was pushed throughout Russia to Moscow whereas hidden in the boot of a automotive.

Who wants spy drama when real-life science is simply as thrilling?

Neutrino: Hunting The Ghost Particle (BBC4) was about the tiny and complex world of atomic particles, and who’d have guessed it could be so gripping?

Neutrino: Hunting The Ghost Particle (BBC4) was about the tiny and complicated world of atomic particles, and who’d have guessed it might be so gripping?

It seems there are three types of neutrino, an atomic particle described by an Oxford University professor as ‘as near to nothing as you can imagine’

It appears there are three forms of neutrino, an atomic particle described by an Oxford University professor as ‘as near to nothing as you can imagine’ 

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