Prince Philip
Prince Philip's speech in France was dubbed as a dangerous heresy. Pictured: Prince Philip during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on November 12, 2017 in London, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Prince Philip came under fire during his trip to France in 1972 when he gave a controversial speech dubbed as a “dangerous heresy.”

In the book “Queen of the World,” author Robert Hardman revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh was asked to talk about Britain’s planned entry into the European Common Market. However, Prince Philip was not averse to talking about the Foreign Office.

Prince Philip stated in his speech that he doesn’t believe that people need to be mesmerized by the great debate about Britain and the Common Market.

“He was concerned that ‘Europe has achieved a level of prosperity higher than many other countries’ adding he wanted to see Europe help the less fortunate regions of the world. Although few would quibble with his thesis today, it was viewed as a dangerous heresy by the foreign office,” Hardman explained.

William Adams, the head of the Foreign Office’s European integration department, wrote to his bosses and said that the Duke’s speech was a gift to anti-marketeers in Parliament and the country. Prince Philip’s office then received a blunt letter about his terminology.

In related news, Prince Philip recently sent out a letter to Emma Fairweather, the woman who got injured following their recent two-car collision in Sandringham. Forensic handwriting expert Ruth Myers studied the Duke’s handwriting and said that it revealed some significant personality traits.

While speaking with Mirror, Myers said that the latter indicated that it was written by someone with a good intellect and someone who tries to exercise numerous built-in controls over his strong depth of feeling to keep him compatible.

“The angular writing denotes a critical and somewhat forceful personality, having strong likes and dislikes. He likes a challenge and can inspire others with his initiative, high standards, and enthusiasm, his creative ability with artistic leanings helps him to accomplish and achieve goals with zeal and fervor,” she said.

Myers added that Prince Philip is someone who does not always face up to problems and will find excuses for his actions.