Today: Allison Langdon scolds Karl Stefanovic for Prince Philip joke


Allison Langdon scolds Today co-host Karl Stefanovic for his ‘unnecessary’ joke about Prince Philip: ‘He’s got ten other kids’


He’s rarely shy when it comes to expressing his opinions on the Royal Family.

But Today host Karl Stefanovic was put in his place on Friday when his co-anchor Allison Langdon scolded him for a joke he made about the late Prince Philip.

‘Karl!’ exclaimed Langdon, who told him his attempt at humour was ‘unnecessary’.

Too soon? Today host Karl Stefanovic (left) was put in his place on Friday when his co-anchor Allison Langdon (right) scolded him for a joke he made about the late Prince Philip

The exchange began when newsreader Alex Cullen reported that Prince Philip’s will would be sealed from the public for 90 years following his death.

When entertainment reporter Brooke Boney asked why that was the case, Stefanovic joked the reason for the secrecy was because ‘he’s got ten other kids to another person’.

Langdon was still amused at that point, laughing: ‘We were all thinking it! None of us wanted to say that out loud.’

Black comedy: 'You can't sue when you're dead, can you?' Stefanovic joked, which earned him a reprimand from Langdon. Entertainment reporter Brooke Boney (left) diffused the tension by saying she didn't like seeing 'mum and dad' argue. Right: newsreader Alex Cullen

Black comedy: ‘You can’t sue when you’re dead, can you?’ Stefanovic joked, which earned him a reprimand from Langdon. Entertainment reporter Brooke Boney (left) diffused the tension by saying she didn’t like seeing ‘mum and dad’ argue. Right: newsreader Alex Cullen

However, Stefanovic took things one step too far with his next gag.

‘I don’t think he can sue me. You can’t sue when you’re dead, can you?’ he said, which earned him a reprimand from Langdon for the ‘unnecessary’ quip. 

Boney diffused the tension by saying she didn’t like seeing ‘mum and dad’ argue. 

Dignity: In July, the High Court ruled the Duke of Edinburgh's will is to remain secret for at least 90 years to protect the 'dignity and standing' of the Queen. Pictured together in 2014

Dignity: In July, the High Court ruled the Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to remain secret for at least 90 years to protect the ‘dignity and standing’ of the Queen. Pictured together in 2014

For more than a century it has been convention that after the death of a senior member of the Royal Family, the courts are asked to seal their will. 

In July the High Court ruled the Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to remain secret for at least 90 years to protect the ‘dignity and standing’ of the Queen.

Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99.

Rest in peace: Prince Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99. Pictured here in 2014

Rest in peace: Prince Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99. Pictured here in 2014

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