Prince Philip
Britain's Prince Philip visits Lord's Cricket Ground where he opened the new Warner Stand, in London, May 3, 2017. Reuters

After an emergency meeting was called at Buckingham Palace Thursday morning, rumors began circulating that Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has died. However, the palace is yet to confirm the news.

Rosa Hwang, Senior Broadcast Producer for CTV National News, tweeted that Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth were both alive and well. Hwang also tweeted that Prince Philip had made a public appearance Wednesday at a cricket pitch and he seemed to be in good health at 95. She also tweeted that the queen met with British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday and there have been no reports of her being unwell.

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As these developments regarding the Royal Family unfold, many are curious to know how Prince Philip was in real life. He, reportedly, is known to quite blunt, and is famous for getting into trouble with his gaffes and controversial statements over the course of his life. He has made racist comments and jokes, which have often drawn him to constant scrutiny and criticism.

In 1999, the Duke of Edinburgh made a racist comment on Indian workers. While on a visit to an electronics factory in Scotland, he had seen a messy fuse box and said it looked "as though it was put in by an Indian." Within hours, the Buckingham Palace said: "The Duke of Edinburgh regrets any offence which may have been caused by remarks he is reported as making earlier today. With hindsight, he accepts what were intended as light-hearted comments were inappropriate," the Independent reported.

Prior to this incident, when Prince Philip had visited China in 1986, he had told British students studying over there: "If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed."

In 1999, while on a tour in Scotland, the prince had expressed sympathy with students for being unfortunate enough to be studying in Glasgow. Four years prior to that, he had asked a Scottish driving instructor: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?" according to the Guardian.

In 1999, Prince Philip had reportedly asked black politician, Lord Taylor of Warwick: "And what exotic part of the world do you come from?"

According to the Telegraph, in May 1999, when Prince Philip had visited Cardiff, Wales, he had told children from the British Deaf Association, who were standing by a Caribbean steel band: "If you're near that music it's no wonder you're deaf".

In 2003, the prince told the President of Nigeria, who was in national dress: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”

In 2009, the prince asked a black dance troupe "Diversity" who had come at the Royal Variety Performance: "Are you all one family?"

In 2010, during a prize-giving ceremony for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, a girl told him that she had been to Romania to help in an orphanage. He replied: "Oh yes, there's a lot of orphanges in Romania - they must breed them".