How the Hairy Bikers helped Prince Philip become 'master of the barbecue'

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Princess Anne prepare a barbecue in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Scotland during the royal family's annual summer vacation on 22nd August 1972. - Lichfield / Getty Images
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It was not for nothing that Prince Philip was known as the "Master of the Barbecue". And what is the Duke of Edinburgh's secret of success? According to his family: love of cooking programs, especially the Hairy Bikers.

The late Duke, loved ones have said, was a "blob" at a barbecue, while his grandson, the Duke of Cambridge joked that he had never caused food poisoning in the royal family.

The Duke, who died in April at the age of 99, was fondly remembered by his children and grandchildren in a BBC tribute, and they highlighted his cuisine as one of his skills.

The program was originally supposed to be 100. And he likes to watch cooking shows.

"I think Hairy Bikers is one of his favorites."

The Hairy Bikers, also known as Si King and Dave Myers, have made more than 20 television series and are famous for their fun, no-nonsense adventures in the UK and around the world.
The Duke is said to love watching cooking shows, especially The Hairy Bikers - BBC
Of Prince Philip's talents, where he ran the Balmoral barbecue every summer, Prince William said: “Every barbecue I have ever attended, the Duke of Edinburgh has cooked there.

“We grill and there is no cook, no one else. He's definitely a dab hand when grilling. I can safely say that there has never been a family history of food poisoning attributed to the Duke of Edinburgh. "

Prince Charles added, “He loved barbecuing and made it an interesting art form.

"And if I should ever try, he ... I could never light the fire or something horrible, so [he said], 'Go away!" "

The reveal provides a light-hearted moment in the documentary, which also focuses on the Duke's lifelong commitment to the military.
"Make sure you come back alive," he said to Harry
Prince Harry on patrol through the abandoned town of Garmisir where he was stationed in Helmand Province - PA
The Duke of Sussex, who succeeded his grandfather as Captain General Royal Marines before giving up a life of royal duty to California, said Prince Philip created an opportunity in 2007 to talk about his own experiences in Afghanistan.

"When he went to Afghanistan, he was very matter-of-fact and just said, 'Make sure you come back alive,'" said Prince Harry.

“When I came back, there wasn't a deep discussion, but rather a case of 'Well, you did it. How was it?'

“That's how he was. He was a very attentive listener, he created the conditions so that you can share as much as you want, but he would never ask. "

Prince William said: "He is always a very good example of how we care and represent and represent the welfare of the military and understand the trials and tribulations they all go through."

Prince Charles added: “He took the fact that he was involved in the three armed forces very seriously.

“Of course the Navy was his primary duty, but he was overly interested in anything to do with the other two.

“He's been reading and thinking a lot about it, so he's certainly put a lot of generals and others through their paces, if you know what I mean. He always thought of a better way to do this. "

The BBC broadcast will feature more than a dozen members of the royal family, including the Duke of York.

The Duchess of Cornwall will also appear, with contributions from the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise Mountbatten, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, the Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, and the greats of Prince Philip -Neffe Bernhard, Prince of Baden.

With special access to the Queen's private movie collection and scenes showing the Duke's office, study and library, the program makers also interviewed his archivist Alexandra McCreery and head coach Matthew Powers.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers will air on Wednesday September 22nd at 9pm on BBC One.
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Hairy bikers
English cook
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Consort
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge
Anne, Princess Royal
Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Duke of Sussex

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