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Britain's gaffe-prone Duke of Edinburgh has told a Filipino nurse that her country must be "half empty" because so many of her compatriots have come to the UK to work for its National Health Service. 

The Duke of Edinburgh has told a Filipino nurse that her country must be "half empty" because so many of her compatriots have come to the UK to work for its National Health Service. (Photo: BBC)

"The Philippines must be half empty - you're all here running the NHS," the 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II joked with the nurse during a visit to Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where he unveiled a new cardiac centre.

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