It’s a meeting of titans, Prince Philip and Simon Cowell. They’re both pissy, slender men with a lot of money and little patience. But one of them is royalty and the other feels he’s been disrespected. In fact he reports that the prince called him a “sponger.” Buckingham Palace responds that the prince┬ácategorically┬ádenies it: “He has said he does not know enough about Mr. Cowell to make any sort of comment.”