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By People Staff
Updated February 23, 1999 12:00 AM
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“Outspoken Prince Philip has been accused of offending Britain’s five million deaf people,” reports London’s Daily Express. “The Prince made a ‘silly and insensitive’ remark during celebrations to mark the opening of the Welsh Assembly. An official of the British Deaf Association had tried to introduce him to a group of deaf youngsters standing near a school band playing Caribbean music. Pointing to the band, the Prince said: ‘Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.’ Then he walked away.”