Prince William recalled a hilarious moment when Prince Philip was told to ‘jog, Grandpa’ by schoolchildren on an expedition from the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, shared the funny anecdote in Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers on BBC One last night, saying the cheeky students chuckled at his grandfather.
During the show, William explained that he was driving through the countryside with Prince Philip and other family members on a visit to Balmoral when they bumped into the schoolchildren.
Prince William recalled a hilarious moment when Prince Philip was told to ‘jog, Grandpa’ by schoolchildren on an expedition from the Duke of Edinburgh. Pictured in 2004 in Crimea
He said: ‘We were traveling together as a family in Scotland. And we came across something that was very clearly a Duke of Edinburgh, with backpacks on, and he saw them and he stopped and opened his window.
‘He said, ‘Good morning, how are you?’ To which the shortest young guy in the back effectively said, “Jog on Grandpa!”
‘Whereupon my grandfather rolled up the window again, drove away with a smile and said to everyone in the car: ‘Today’s young people!’
“For the purpose of this film, I thought jogging was a more appropriate way of putting it.” He added: My grandfather has a very good sense of humor.’
Speaking in the BBC documentary Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers last night, Prince William, 39, recalled how Duke of Edinburgh Award entrants told his grandfather to ‘jog’ when he stopped to ask them how it was. went with them
Prince Philip created the Duke of Edinburgh’s award in 1956 with the aim of encouraging the development of young people through volunteering, going on adventures, learning new skills and engaging in physical activity.
His granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor (17), who also spoke in the documentary, revealed that she joined the program to make Philip proud.
What are the honors of the Duke of Edinburgh?
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards, also known as DofE, is a youth program founded in 1956 in the United Kingdom by Prince Philip.
Over the past 65 years, the program has grown to: 144 countries.
It focuses on self-improvement with the royal basing the program on Kurt Hahn’s ‘Six Declines of Modern Youth’.
At first, IIt was intended to attract boys who were not interested in youth movements, such as Scouts, but in 1958 it was expanded to include girls.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award programs take between one and four years to complete, and must be completed by the entrant’s twenty-fifth birthday.
Participants must participate in the following:
- Volunteering: Service to individuals or the community.
- Physical: Improving in sports, dance or fitness activities.
- Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
- Expedition: planning, training and completing an adventure trip in the UK or abroad.
- At the Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth of Living, which involves staying away from home and working for five days, doing a shared activity.
During the film, she recalled her close bond with the Duke and their shared love of carriage riding, as well as her decision to do the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
She confidently told the camera, “There was certainly an element of making my grandfather proud and honoring him by participating in the award that has been such a big part of his life’s work. I really hope I made him proud.’
“I’ve always wanted to do it because of the skills it develops.”
She continued: “My favorite part was my expeditions. Just having that level of independence and self-sufficiency and having that sense of achievement when it was done.
The young royal’s appearance comes just weeks before Lady Louise’s 18th birthday, when she can decide whether she has the legal right to style herself Her Royal Highness Princess Louise, in the same way her cousins are known as HRH Princess Beatrice and HRH Princess Eugenie.
In the documentary, the second in line to the throne called his late grandfather the “heart of the royal family” and recalled some of the jokes the Duke of Edinburgh played on his relatives.
William revealed how the Duke of Edinburgh would get his grandchildren to hold a tube of mustard in their hands and then take the lid off when they were barbecuing in Balmoral.
William recalled, laughing, “He squeezed your hands together to shoot the mustard into the ceiling.
“He had a lot of trouble with my grandmother because he covered most of the places we had lunch with mustard on the ceiling.”
His cousin, Peter Phillips, added that the tracks are still there.
Charles said, “He always arranged crazy games. The nice thing about young parents was that there was a lot of hunting and crazy things.”
Meanwhile, Prince William and Harry recalled how both the Queen and Prince Philip “love it when things go wrong.”
The Duke of Cambridge said: ‘He likes to joke and make jokes. He loved when things went wrong.
“My grandparents love it when things go wrong. You can imagine that they have lived a life where everything has to go right all the time, so when things go wrong, the theory chuckles. Everyone else is humiliated embarrassed. They love it.’
Harry said: “I think there’s an imbalance because everyone is doing things like, ‘The Duke of Edinburgh is coming, let’s make sure everything is all right. Remember, every year we have it right, let’s to do. “
Lady Louise said she entered the Duke of Edinburgh Award to make her grandfather proud and said she liked the parts of the expedition the most
Louise, pictured, is an avid horse rider and inherited the Duke of Edinburgh’s love of carriage riding
But the two go, “I wonder if anything is going wrong this year. How exciting.”
“What I remember now are the expressions on his face of things going wrong. He would just sit there really quietly and just watch us run by.’
Princess Beatrice added: “I think he has a very good observational humour, but you have to be really quick, you have to really pay attention.
“I think he uses humor to put people at ease. He is also always there to break the ice.
Meanwhile, William commented, “He’s brilliant at finding funny moments and teasing people. if you try to be too smart with him and say something stupid, he’ll jump on it.’
William called him ‘the heart of the family’ and added: ‘He has always been a huge presence behind everything we’ve really done.’
William added: “He would always make it very clear to everyone where they stand. I think people find it refreshing to know that nothing else is going on. No games are played.
“He’s very honest, he’s very outspoken and he’s very down to earth.”
Anne said her father was “essentially a problem solver,” adding, “A lot of it came from his early experiences and the problems in his early life.”