Whenever I think of the modern-day Don Rickles, I immediately think of Prince William. He’s just so quick-witted and punny at all those public appearances where he has to shake hands and, uh, whatever else it is he does. And well, a few reporters caught Wills cracking multiple jokes regarding the coronavirus, and, well, let’s just say William won’t be asked to join Saturday Night Live anytime soon.
HuffPost says Prince William was caught telling a first responder at an event at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin yesterday, “I bet everyone’s like ‘I’ve got coronavirus, I’m dying’, and you’re like, ‘No, you’ve just got a cough.’” Gee, William. How many pints (or sour grapes) did you have?!
William still wasn’t having any of the pathogen that has now killed more than 3,000 people worldwide. The prince asked the first responder if he thought coronavirus was being hyped a bit too much by the media and later threw Duchess Kate under the bus with another of his “jokes”:
“By the way, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spreading coronavirus, Sorry. We’re keeping an eye on that, so do tell us if we need to stop.”
I think that joke is in reference to how many hands those two shake for a full-time check, but what do I know.
The British media took a day off from bagging on Duchess Meghan to rip William on his “out of touch” comments, per Twitter. William may think it’s totally fine to cough over each other and sneeze in someone’s face, but there’s at least one royal taking this seriously: THE QUEEN! Rather than touching the commoners’ hands while handing out honors at Buckingham Palace Tuesday, QE2 wore gloves. That might be to avoid any potential spread of illness, but I think this is also a glamour move. Do you know what all this hand washing is doing to our hands? These paws look as smooth as something found on a Louisiana swamp and ‘gator tour!
You can check out William’s “joke” in the clip below:
Prince William was heard speaking about coronavirus to emergency workers during a visit to Dublin's Guinness Brewery with wife Kate.
"I bet everyone's like, 'I've got coronavirus, I'm dying,' and you're like, 'no, you've just got a cough'," he said. pic.twitter.com/bLN7ztXEIw
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