Red Square chat made Philip roar with laughter

PRINCE Philip, who died on Friday, was such fun. When Queen Elizabeth and he visited Moscow in 1994, I was working there as a lawyer.

So I went to see them in Red Square.

It was warm, but I donned my Russian hat to catch their attention.

The square was full of spectators, yet I was the only one in furry headgear.

I looked like an overly-large squirrel.

As they emerged from the Kremlin, the Queen saw me, looked into my eyes, recognised the meshuggeneh in me and prudently walked in the opposite direction!

But not our Philip.

He too saw me, made a beeline for me, and asked me if I spoke English.

“I think so,” I replied, “I’m from Manchester.”

He rolled around in laughter.

The Queen and he made a splendid couple.

Andrew Rosemarine,
78 Cavendish Road,

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