February 25, 1964
Prince Philip thinks Britain's "rock 'n' roll quartet, the Beatles" are a "helpful" influence," reports Reuters.
He said he did not care about the noise made by people "singing and dancing." Prince Philip told a group of foreign newsmen that he objects to "fighting and stealing."
"It seems to me that these blokes (the Beatles) are helping people to enjoy themselves, and that is far better than the other."
Prince Philip is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.