Host Slammed After Saying Philip's Funeral Guests Were White | 22 Words

A TV host has left hundreds of people outraged after he made a comment stating that all of Prince Philip's funeral guests were white.

His comments have been slammed as "divisive."


Keep scrolling for the video.

Now, the dreaded news broke on the morning of Friday, April 9.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had sadly passed away.

The news of Philip's death was announced in a statement by the royal family.

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"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," it read.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course."

Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

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And he was by the Queen's side throughout her 6 decades of reign.

It was no secret that Philip had been unwell for quite some time now...

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Prince Philip's health had been slowly deteriorating for the past few years.

Over time, he was treated for a number of conditions including a bladder infection back in 2012 and surgery on his abdomen in June 2013.

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Stepping down from royal engagements in May 2017, Philip even joked he could no longer stand up before having hip surgery a year later.

Around the Christmas period in 2019, we saw the duke spend 4 nights in hospital for observation and treatment in relation to a "pre-existing condition".

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But his longest stay came earlier this year...

Philip was admitted to hospital in London on February, 16 after feeling unwell.

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While admitted, he had a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.

He was discharged just a matter of weeks ago, after his longest stay in hospital.

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Many thought his discharge was positive news but sadly, it seems this was not the case.

Prince Philip died on April 9, aged ninety-nine.

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He was just months short of celebrating his hundredth birthday.

Following the Duke's passing the UK entered into an 8-day period of mourning.

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During which Union flags flew at half-mast.

Any laws that need to be given the Royal Assent of affairs of state were put on hold.

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And the Queen stepped away from any duties.

Although, despite the mourning period remaining, the Queen did return to work last week...

Just 4 days after her husband's passing, the Queen hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark the retirement of her household's most senior official.

Prince Philip's funeral took place over the weekend...

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On Saturday, April 17.

It took place at 3 pm at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle with just thirty guests allowed.

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Ahead of that, the Duke's body was transported from the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle to the church in a specially-modified Land Rover that Philip helped design.

There was a military presence with personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, and RAF.

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Senior members of the royal family, including Prince Charles and Prince William, could be seen walking behind the car on the way to the church.

Buckingham Palace said the plans "very much" reflected the Duke's wishes.


As Prince Philip is reported to have requested minimal fuss.

Members of the public were asked to stay away from the castle during the funeral.

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Instead an online book of condolence was made available for those wanting to pay their respects.

The event seemed to run smoothly...


But just a day afterwards, one comment made by a TV host has left people outraged.

​Jeremy Vine, fifty-five, made a comment stating that all the guests at the funeral were white.


​He has been accused of "race-baiting" online, with comments calling him out for his unnecessary behavior.

Vine asked a guest on his show whether she thought it was a "problem" that all thirty attendees would be white at the service.


"We are going to see a group of 30 people who are going to be at this very restricted funeral, and I'm imagining it will be 30 people who are white," he said in the clip that is being shared on social media.

He also added this:


"I'm just trying to think whether there's anybody of color in there and I don't think so. Do you think that's a problem?"

​Hm, last time I checked, the royal family are fully white, and with only thirty people allowed, it's hardly any room to invite friends.


Maybe it would be best for Vine to use that energy into actual racial injustices that are occuring around the world? There are plenty to choose from.

Watch the video here:

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