Prince Philip Yells At Photographer To ‘Just Take the F***ing Picture’

Jul 11, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

Prince Philip Yells At Photographer To ‘Just Take the F***ing Picture’

Jul 11, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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Any of us who have ever done portrait or wedding photography know what it’s like to work with a fussy client/model/subject who has a tendency to think they are royalty.  Granted, those cases are often few and far between, and it’s just par for the photography business course.  But, what happens when your subject is fussy AND royalty?

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elisabeth II, was at a photo-op at the RAF Club in London to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  Apparently, the photographer wasn’t moving the procession along fast enough which is when the royal gentleman and veteran of the Royal Navy lost his royal temper.

In video footage from the event, the prince can be heard telling the photographer to “just take it,” eventually losing his cool completely and yelling, “Just take the f***ing picture!”  I guess when you’re the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family you can say whatever you dang well please.  His outburst was met with chuckles and laughter, including from his grandson, William, who is next in line for the throne.

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Now, I believe I can confidently say that I will never have the honor/nightmare (depending on perspective) of photographing a member of any royal family.  But I can imagine that the pressure must be higher than for those of us who stick with shooting the peasants.

It’s not entirely clear whether the prince was legitimately angry or if he was just borrowing a schtick from Great Uncle Fred who curses at the Christmas turkey just because he can.  Either way, I’m certain it’s a story the photographer will be telling for quite a while.  I can just imagine his granddaughter crawling up into his lap years from now and pleading, “Grandpa, can you please tell the story about when the king said the f-word to you?”

Good times…good times…

[via The Independent]

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18 responses to “Prince Philip Yells At Photographer To ‘Just Take the F***ing Picture’”

  1. Arthur Werry Avatar
    Arthur Werry

    I thought Prince Charles was “next in line for the throne”?

    1. Furor Teutonicus Avatar
      Furor Teutonicus

      He is. You can not expect scum bag reporters to get FACTS right, now can you? It is only what they are PAID for, nothing important.

      1. Dick Durham Avatar
        Dick Durham

        Scumbag? That a bit harsh isn’t it?

        1. ext237 Avatar
          ext237

          Some of Allen’s reporets have been harsh too, so … ?

          1. Dick Durham Avatar
            Dick Durham

            Your attitude is a bit like the pot calling the kettle African American

          2. ext237 Avatar
            ext237

            How so?

  • Donald Cridlebaugh Avatar
    Donald Cridlebaugh

    Haha, I may have gotten that a time or two…

  • Rob Morris Avatar
    Rob Morris

    The royal family are just glorified welfare recipients anyway, not sure why anyone would care OR want their picture. They need to pipe down and go get jobs.

    1. gumski Avatar
      gumski

      Not bitter then?

  • Mary Ann Houston Avatar
    Mary Ann Houston

    He’s such a crotchety old poop.

  • Gregg Stricke Avatar
    Gregg Stricke

    I imagine you get weary from all that sitting around.

  • Z Von Dienes-Oehm Avatar
    Z Von Dienes-Oehm

    It’s such a pain to take a large group shot (let alone coordinate them all to be there at the same time) that I’ve resorted to individual portraits in front of a green screen and just photoshop them together in a location of their choice afterwards. This way I don’t get the finger and everyone’s happy. Lighting is perfect, I can move them around, make them taller, yada yada…

  • Kimberley Jo Avatar
    Kimberley Jo

    He has been doing this longer than most fauxtographers…

  • Martyn Archenoul Avatar
    Martyn Archenoul

    Photoshop the cunts eyes closed.. tog only trying to do his job… royal bully

  • Andrewjmahoney Avatar
    Andrewjmahoney

    Firstly, it’s Elizabeth, not Elisabeth. And secondly Charles is next in line for the throne, not William.

  • Frank Marin Avatar
    Frank Marin

    To right! Great Republic of Britain!

  • Mike Cooper Avatar
    Mike Cooper

    It’s ironic that indeed a photo did get taken :-) I must say that he’s provided great entertainment with his gaffes over the years.

  • Anthony Baker Avatar
    Anthony Baker

    It all went done hill the moment he said “Right give us a smile”! :)