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Prince Philip sleeps in horsebox
Nov 23, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Philip sometimes sleeps in a horsebox.
The Duke of Edinburgh - a regular carriage driving competitor - revealed during a tour of a caravan factory tour in Bristol, South West England with his wife Queen Elizabeth yesterday (22.11.12) that he created an arrangement in one of his animal travelling units that would allow him to take a nap in comfort.
Nick Howard, managing director of Bailey's of Bristol, said: 'The Duke had some advice for us on layout. He said he made a bed arrangement for one of his horseboxes.
'He said the beds should be longitudinal rather than across the motorhome for ease of access.'
During the visit, Philip also poked fun at one of the workers, Stephen Brock, because he was wearing a lot of gold chains.
Stephen said: 'He said 'Don't you believe in banks?' I just laughed and said 'I love my gold.' '
Later, the royal couple visited the Gatehouse community centre, where Philip sparked laughter when he described a group of teenagers' Christmas craft enterprise as a 'con'.
The queen and her husband watched the group making bottles of 'magic reindeer food' from porridge and glitter, which they will sell for 50p each.
Tutor James Mead said: 'When Prince Philip came over he did comment that it was the biggest con he had ever heard.
'We all laughed at that.'
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