Prince Philip
Prince Philip wanted to prove that he was right about horses during his conversation with Queen Elizabeth II's hosts. Pictured: Prince Philip attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Alastair Grant-WPA Pool

Prince Philip reportedly had a heated argument with Queen Elizabeth II’s hosts during their trip to a sacred site in Virginia.

In the BBC documentary “Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work,” it was revealed that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the historic Jamestown site where the British first permanently settled while in the United States.

Dr. William Kelso, an archaeologist specializing in Virginia’s colonial period, took Prince Philip to a vault where some 400-year-old relics are stored. While there, Kelso told Prince Philip that they had some horses at some stage and that there is a lot of equestrian hardware there.

“Brought horses or did they find them here?” Prince Philip asked the archaeologist. “No, they did not find them here,” Kelso replied. The Duke of Edinburgh couldn’t understand what Kelso meant so he asked him again if the horses were there, and the archaeologist said that the Spanish had them.

“No, no they were here before the Spanish got here,” Prince Philip said.

However, Kelso and other museum staff did not agree with the retired royal. Prince Philip continued on insisting that the horses were already in Virginia prior to the Spanish arriving with them. An awkward silence then filled the entire room.

According to Virginia Places, the first horse in Virginia may have arrived with an exploratory party from the Hernando de Soto expedition in the 16th century.

De Soto is a famous Spanish explorer and conquistador. He also brought horses to Florida when he landed in 1539 and came with the Spanish explores when the expedition traveled through North Carolina and Tennessee a year later.

In related news, Prince Philip also made headlines this week after it was revealed that he and his wife experienced a very unusual first time during their tour of the United States in 1957. The royal couple was able to visit a supermarket for the first time in their lives since they became royals, according to royal author Robert Hardman.