Duke takes Big Mac to task
Friday 27 January 1995
Prince Philip was at a Worldwide Fund for Nature function in Canada in 1983 when a McDonald's official was introduced. Prince Philip allegedly replied: "So you are the people who are tearing down the Brazilian rain forests and breeding cattle."
The official denied the charge, to which Prince Philip is said to have replied "rubbish" before storming away.
Prince Philip's alleged outburst was brought to light by Dave Morris and Helen Steel who are accused by McDonald's of libel. The American burger company accuses the "McLibel Two" of distributing a leaflet which allegedly claims McDonald's is responsible for acts of environmental destruction and its food is partly responsible for cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
The two unemployed environmentalists from north London, who are defending themselves, deny the accusations but claim they are a fair comment on the company's activities.
Following Prince Philip's outburst, McDonald's issued an edict that no McDonald's plant was to use Brazilian beef. Later Prince Philip clarified his remark by saying it referred to a "story" he had heard at a "rainforest symposium".
The Microsoft mogul told fans a few home truths during his Reddit AMA
First full-length look is finally here
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
Boris Johnson claims porn-obsessed Islamic jihadists are 'literally w*****s'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Teenager brandishing fake gun taken down by police after demanding airtime on Netherlands' NOS TV station
Ball pool for adults opens in London
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
£10000 - £16000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client is a fast growing in...
£29000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: PSV/PCV Mechanics & HGV mechani...
£12500 - £13000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The largest independent Reprogr...
£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is a well established websit...