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Post by Syl Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:07 pm

RIP Prince Philip.

What a full life he has lead.


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Post by Ben Reilly Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:15 pm

I almost forget that I live in a kingdom until things like this happen. So sorry for the Queen.

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Post by Eilzel Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:28 pm

Sad, though sadly expected.

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Post by Original Quill Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:40 pm

R.I.P. Phil.

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Post by Andy Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:10 pm

Very sad. Not a huge royalist myself, but the way Phil supported the Queen for 70 odd years, always alongside her, but never overshadowing her was an incredible achievement.
Respect where respect is due.
Which more than can be said for that sour , anti monarchist bitch Julia Fartley-Blower, whose first thoughts on Twatter were not of sympathy for her Elizabeth, but to screech about how his funeral will be allowed more than the 30 mourners we would get.

https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1380487181517606914?s=19

Its fair to say her tweet hasn't gone down well.
I suspect she may be looking for a new job by Monday.


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Post by Syl Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:23 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:I almost forget that I live in a kingdom until things like this happen. So sorry for the Queen.

My heart goes out to her too. Beneath all the pomp and privilege, she is a woman who has lost her husband. The man she fell in love with when she was 15 years old. Her first love and by all accounts her only romantic love.

Though his death cant have been unexpected, it must be a very sad time for her, and of course his children and grandchildren right now.

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Post by Maddog Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:29 pm

Almost made 100. Dang good run on this spinning orb.

So now,, the question every one is wondering. Where do Meghan and her husband sit at the funeral?

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Post by Syl Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:41 pm

I hope Harry takes his rightful place in the congregation.
Nothing can alter the fact he was Prince Philips grandson.

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Post by Original Quill Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:47 pm

Syl wrote:I hope Harry takes his rightful place in the congregation.
Nothing can alter the fact he was Prince Philips grandson.

Maybe, maybe not.

Harry might have a difficult time getting into the UK for the funeral. Covid...and all.

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Post by Syl Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:48 pm

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Syl wrote:I hope Harry takes his rightful place in the congregation.
Nothing can alter the fact he was Prince Philips grandson.

Maybe, maybe not.

Harry might have a difficult time getting into the UK for the funeral.  Covid...and all.

People are still flying in and out of the UK, just not for holidays or none essential trips.
He will be here.

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Post by Andy Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:50 pm

Piers Morgan will slaughter Harry if he comes in. And willslaughter him if he doesn't.

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Post by Vintage Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:42 pm

RIP Prince Phillip.
You are allowed to travel to a near relatives funeral.

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Post by HoratioTarr Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 pm

Syl wrote:I hope Harry takes his rightful place in the congregation.
Nothing can alter the fact he was Prince Philips grandson.

It's come to light that The Duke of Edinburgh knew he was dying while in hospital and so did the family. He was allowed home to spend what was left of his life with family. And Meghan and Harry were privy to those facts too. Yet they still went ahead with that interview.
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Post by Original Quill Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:09 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:I hope Harry takes his rightful place in the congregation.
Nothing can alter the fact he was Prince Philips grandson.

It's come to light that The Duke of Edinburgh knew he was dying while in hospital and so did the family.   He was allowed home to spend what was left of his life with family.   And Meghan and Harry were privy to those facts too.  Yet they still went ahead with that interview.

I suspected as much...physicians often send dying patients home to be with loved ones in the event.

No reason to alter the schedule of the IV. Two separate matters.

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Post by Syl Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:45 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:I hope Harry takes his rightful place in the congregation.
Nothing can alter the fact he was Prince Philips grandson.

It's come to light that The Duke of Edinburgh knew he was dying while in hospital and so did the family.   He was allowed home to spend what was left of his life with family.   And Meghan and Harry were privy to those facts too.  Yet they still went ahead with that interview.

He was privileged to be able to have the care he needed outside of hospital.
A long full life surrounded by home comforts at the end....a good ending as far as death goes.

Meghan and Harry seem too wrapped up in themselves and their self pity, they possibly didn't even consider the bad timing.


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Post by Eilzel Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:41 am

Andy wrote:Piers Morgan will slaughter Harry if he comes in. And willslaughter him if he doesn't.

I’m sure Harry stopped caring what Piers Morgan has to say a long time ago.

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Post by Andy Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:42 pm

Unlike Piers, who will be distraught knowing that Harry will be attending the funeral in his place.

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:59 pm

Andy wrote:Unlike Piers, who will be distraught knowing that Harry will be attending the funeral  in his place.

This thread is about the death of Prince Phillip. If you want to talk about Morgan could you start a different thread?

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:58 pm

Growing old together.
When they were young, and a recent pic of them before the Dukes health seriously declined.


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Post by Andy Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:45 pm

I see Farage has followed on the Piers Morgan bandwagon.

I often think the world would be a better place if the likes of Farage, Morgan and the slag Katie Hopkins had departed instead of HRH Phillip, a a war hero.

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:47 pm

"Buckingham Palace announced that Philip’s ceremonial royal funeral will take place on April 17 in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and a national minute’s silence will be observed as it begins at 3pm.

The proceedings will take place entirely in the grounds of Windsor Castle, televised, but away from public view and with no access for royal fans.

Only 30 people – expected to be the Duke’s children, grandchildren and other close family – will attend as guests, but the Duchess of Sussex has been advised by her physician not to travel to the UK for the funeral, a Palace spokesman said."


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Post by Didgee Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:25 pm

Whatever views people may have and Prince Phillip did say something fairly stupid things. Which i put down to a generation of time and condemn what he said. He still served defending this country showing wealth counts for nothing when in war

Poor and rich alike stood side by side defending this country and he should be applauded for that

May he rest in peace

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/prince-philip-second-world-war-duke-of-edinburgh-ww2-service-military-career-death-892536

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Post by Andy Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:31 pm

https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/1380623227752488966?s=19

Loathe him or hate him, Farage is one sick fuck.
How FUCKING DARE he tell the world that Harry didn't care about Philip.
Shame that plane crash didn't silence him properly.

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Post by gelico Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:49 pm




Philip showed wit and character. I loved him. He never let the Queen down in any way and understood the real meaning of devotion and service and commitment like most people couldn't imagine


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Post by Andy Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:54 pm

I wear that red as a badge of honour.
Honour is a thing the likes of Piers Morgan and Farage will never know anything about.
As well as facing death against an enemy  they were fighting against.


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Post by gelico Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:58 pm



FFS! Andy,, This is a thread to honour Prince Philip

can't you keep your obsessive hatred for others out of it? just for once?

it's so unhealthy, dude

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Post by Andy Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:01 pm

I am supporting Phillip against those who are deriding him, and attacking his mourners.

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Post by Maddog Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:32 pm

It appears that "what's her face the American chick" won't be attending.

Doctors "orders".

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Post by Fred Moletrousers Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:55 pm

Didgee wrote:Whatever views people may have and Prince Phillip did say something fairly stupid things. Which i put down to a generation of time and condemn what he said. He still served defending this country showing wealth counts for nothing when in war

Poor and rich alike stood side by side defending this country and he should be applauded for that

May he rest in peace

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/prince-philip-second-world-war-duke-of-edinburgh-ww2-service-military-career-death-892536
The problem is, Didge, that things that were said by those of his generation (and my own!) purely conversationally and absolutely without malice or intent to offend are now judged against the standards of today.

Conquest, raping and pillaging, slavery, feudalism, hunting wildlife for sport, treating wives as chattels and sending small boys up chimneys were historically facts of everyday life and hardly questioned.

Perhaps, rather than constantly demanding grovelling national apologies (usually accompanied by demands for com-pen-say-shun) and making meaningless gestures it would be far more productive, not to mention realistic,  to celebrate the fact that we have learned from history, moved on...and are greatly improved as human beings.
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Post by HoratioTarr Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:44 pm

Maddog wrote:It appears that "what's her face the American chick" won't be attending.  

Doctors "orders".

She flew out to that 500,000 baby shower at 7 months pregnant, didn't she?
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Post by Maddog Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:50 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Maddog wrote:It appears that "what's her face the American chick" won't be attending.  

Doctors "orders".

She flew out to that 500,000 baby shower at 7 months pregnant, didn't she?    

Beats me. I don't really follow her much except on here..

My daughter is due in mid May and was in Hawaii 2 weeks ago. Unless Meghan has some sort of health issue, she can fly to a funeral in a week or two.

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Post by Original Quill Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:12 pm

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Maddog wrote:It appears that "what's her face the American chick" won't be attending.  

Doctors "orders".

She flew out to that 500,000 baby shower at 7 months pregnant, didn't she?    

Haha...so true. It's just a convenient excuse. If she said what she really wants, it would be: I fart in the general direction of the Royal family!

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Post by Fred Moletrousers Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

I have a feeling that her reception by we unwashed peasants would  have been less than adoringly welcoming had she “disobeyed” doctor’s orders.....

Ps. Interesting to see that the Grand Old Duke’s last request was to be taken to his last resting place in a REAL Land Rover, and not one of those Chelsea tractor thingies.
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Post by Andy Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:46 pm

Its no secret that Phillip was no admirer of the redtop press, particularly those, in his words, that were "owned by Australian billionaire moguls. I suspect he was referring to Murdoch.

But he also disliked piers Morgan, which showed he had good sense.
In return ,Morgan responded with

https://twitter.com/HeathertheHeron/status/1380949255695765507?s=19.

2 years on, Morgan has done a 100% U turn.
Hypocrite.

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Post by Cass Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:11 am

HoratioTarr wrote:
Maddog wrote:It appears that "what's her face the American chick" won't be attending.  

Doctors "orders".

She flew out to that 500,000 baby shower at 7 months pregnant, didn't she?    

Yes but she’s had a miscarriage since then so there could be more caution with this pregnancy.

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Post by Didgee Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:06 am

Fred Moletrousers wrote:
Didgee wrote:Whatever views people may have and Prince Phillip did say something fairly stupid things. Which i put down to a generation of time and condemn what he said. He still served defending this country showing wealth counts for nothing when in war

Poor and rich alike stood side by side defending this country and he should be applauded for that

May he rest in peace

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The problem is, Didge, that things that were said by those of his generation (and my own!) purely conversationally and absolutely without malice or intent to offend are now judged against the standards of today.

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Perhaps, rather than constantly demanding grovelling national apologies (usually accompanied by demands for com-pen-say-shun) and making meaningless gestures it would be far more productive, not to mention realistic,  to celebrate the fact that we have learned from history, moved on...and are greatly improved as human beings.


Great points Me Lord

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Post by Syl Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:56 am

Fred Moletrousers wrote:I have a feeling that her reception by we unwashed peasants would  have been less than adoringly welcoming had she “disobeyed” doctor’s orders.....

Ps. Interesting to see that the Grand Old Duke’s last request was to be taken to his last resting place in a REAL Land Rover, and not one of those Chelsea tractor thingies.

I think he actually had a hand in designing the Land Rover he will have his last journey in too. ...one of his many achievements.

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:36 pm

What an incredibly dignified and touching send off the Duke had.
So different to a major Royals usual funeral, partly because of Covid, partly because he planned the service himself, very modest for such an important figure.

To see the Queen sat alone after sharing 73 years with the Duke by her side was very moving.

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Post by Andy Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:49 pm

A very moving service.
A downside, for all the haters out there, is that Harry and William were talking to each other.
Piers Morgan, Fartley-Blower and that Sharon Osbourne witch will be spitting furious wrath.

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:52 pm

Andy wrote:A very moving service.
A downside, for all the haters out there, is that Harry and William were talking to each other.
Piers Morgan, Fartley-Blower and that Sharon Osbourne witch will be spitting furious wrath.

What a pity you didn't stop after the first sentence.

It was very moving, and I doubt many people who was moved by it gave anyone else a thought other than for the people who were there showing such dignified respect to one another.

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Post by gelico Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:56 pm

Syl wrote:
Andy wrote:A very moving service.
A downside, for all the haters out there, is that Harry and William were talking to each other.
Piers Morgan, Fartley-Blower and that Sharon Osbourne witch will be spitting furious wrath.

What a pity you didn't stop after the first sentence.

It was very moving, and I doubt many people who was moved by it gave anyone else a thought other than for the people who were there showing such dignified  respect to one another.



i just was about the post that very same thing

considering none of the mentioned posts here, it's so pointless and petty

but that's Andy

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Post by Maddog Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:59 pm

Syl wrote:
Andy wrote:A very moving service.
A downside, for all the haters out there, is that Harry and William were talking to each other.
Piers Morgan, Fartley-Blower and that Sharon Osbourne witch will be spitting furious wrath.

What a pity you didn't stop after the first sentence.

It was very moving, and I doubt many people who was moved by it gave anyone else a thought other than for the people who were there showing such dignified  respect to one another.

Andy gave it a lot of thought.

Someone has a lot of hate in their heart.

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Post by Original Quill Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:10 pm

Andy wrote:A very moving service.
A downside, for all the haters out there, is that Harry and William were talking to each other.
Piers Morgan, Fartley-Blower and that Sharon Osbourne witch will be spitting furious wrath.

Yes, that was pointed out by all the announcers. It appears to quell certain royal-watchers' enthusiasm over the possibility of a split within the Royal ranks.

But, as was also mentioned, it seems to have been insisted upon by the Queen.

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Post by Andy Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:23 pm

The haters will give it 24 hours out of "respect" for HRH, but just wait until Monday.
The red top rags will be out in force slaughtering Harry, Meghan and Andrew.

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:26 pm

Andy wrote:The haters will give it 24 hours out of "respect" for HRH, but just wait until Monday.
The red top rags will be out in force slaughtering Harry, Meghan and Andrew.

You have barely given in ONE hour...so what does that tell you Andy?

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Post by Maddog Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:38 pm

Syl wrote:
Andy wrote:The haters will give it 24 hours out of "respect" for HRH, but just wait until Monday.
The red top rags will be out in force slaughtering Harry, Meghan and Andrew.

You have barely given in ONE hour...so what does that tell you Andy?

Reckon Andy has removed all the mirrors in his home?

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Post by Andy Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:43 pm

Syl wrote:
Andy wrote:The haters will give it 24 hours out of "respect" for HRH, but just wait until Monday.
The red top rags will be out in force slaughtering Harry, Meghan and Andrew.

You have barely given in ONE hour...so what does that tell you Andy?
It tells me I hate the haters more than many on here.

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:57 pm

Andy wrote:
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You have barely given in ONE hour...so what does that tell you Andy?
It tells me I hate the haters more than many on here.

Hate is pretty destructive, maybe if you look for the good in life you would find it.
The funeral today was deeply respectful and peaceful, why not concentrate on that instead of the presumed hate others may bring.
So far you are the only one on this thread that has continually tried to bring in negativity.

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Post by gelico Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:12 pm

Andy wrote:
Syl wrote:

You have barely given in ONE hour...so what does that tell you Andy?
It tells me I hate the haters more than many on here.

when you are unable to put your hatred aside just in order to focus on Philip and the service he gave, it tends to suggest that hatred is your strongest emotion. That being said, it will consume you and all you will represent in life is hatred.

sad, Andy

take syl's good advice and focus on the good and positive

it's better than constantly spewing hate at people who don't post here and couldn't give a shit what you say anyway

it's just bringing negativity and a bit of a bore tbh

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Post by Syl Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:21 pm

I wonder what Fred thought of the specially adapted Land Rover the Duke helped to design himself in order to take his coffin on the day it was needed.
What a brilliant idea, I filled up when I saw that.

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