Prince Philip never let anyone touch barbecue as ‘they’d always get it wrong’

Prince Philip had mastered a hobby and turned it into an 'art form' and would bat other royals away, Prince Charles has revealed.

The Prince of Wales reflected on his late father in a new BBC programme, Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, and paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, would have turned 100 this year.

Prince Harry and William also joined the team to speak of their beloved grandfather after his death and recalled moving memories they had with the Duke.

Prince Charles also said how he could never master his father's secret love of the barbecue.

He said: “He adored barbecuing and he turned that into an interesting art form. And if I ever tried to do it he … I could never get the fire to light or something ghastly so (he’d say): ‘Go away!’”

William then added: “Every barbecue that I’ve ever been on, the Duke of Edinburgh has been there cooking … he’s definitely a dab hand at the barbecue.

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“I can safely say there’s never been a case of food poisoning in the family that’s attributed to the Duke of Edinburgh.”

Prince Philip also held a love of food in general, and according to the Countess of Wessex, was a huge fan of the Hairy Bikers.

She said: "Cooking is something that I love talking to him about. And he loves watching cookery programmes. Hairy Bikers , I think is one of his favourites.”

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The programme let royals speak of their favourite moments with the Duke, with Prince Harry opening up about the six moving words he said to him before his tour in Afghanistan.

“Going off to Afghanistan he was very matter of fact and just said: ‘Make sure you come back alive’ … then when I came back, there wasn’t a deep level of discussion, more a case of: ‘Well you made it. How was it?’ That’s how he was,” Harry recalled.

“He was very much a listener, he sort of set the scene for you to be able to share as much as you wanted to share but he would never probe.”

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers airs Wednesday 9pm on BBC One.

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