Duke of Edinburgh meets nurse
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Philip cracks Filipino nurse joke

The Duke of Edinburgh told a nurse from the Philippines that her country must be "half empty" because so many of her compatriots have come to the UK to work for the NHS.

He made the remark during a visit to Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he unveiled a £5.5m cardiac centre.

"The Philippines must be half empty - you're all here running the NHS," the prince told the nurse, who laughed.

A hospital spokesperson said the duke's visit had been "hugely motivational".

  • 21 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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